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Provenance

Commissioned 1796 by the sitter [1729-1806], Philadelphia; by inheritance to his daughter, Elizabeth Shippen Burd [1754-1828, Mrs. Edward Burd], Philadelphia; by inheritance to her daughter, Miss Burd;[1] gift to the sitter's great- granddaughter, Mrs. John Julius Izard Pringle [née Jane Lynch], Georgetown, South Carolina; purchased 1874 by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2014 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1925
Exhibition of Early American Paintings, Miniatures, and Silver Assembled by the Washington Loan Exhibition Committee, National Gallery of Art (now Smithsonian American Art Museum), Washington, 5 December 1925 - 3 January 1926, no. 66.
1939
Three Hundred Years of Life in America: A Special Loan Exhibition of Paintings Held During the Period of the New York World's Fair, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 24 April - 29 October 1929, no. 56.
1959
Masterpieces of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Wildenstein Gallery, New York, 1959, unnumbered checklist.
1966
Past and Present: 250 Years of American Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, unpublished checklist.
1967
Gilbert Stuart: Portraitist of the Young Republic, 1755-1928, National Gallery of Art, Washington; Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1967, no. 37.
2008
The American Evolution: A History through Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 2008, unpublished checklist.
2013
American Journeys: Visions of Place, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 21 September 2013 - 28 September 2014, unpublished checklist.
Bibliography
2011
Miles, Ellen G. "Gilbert Stuart, Edward Shippen." In Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945. Edited by Sarah Cash. Washington, 2011: 56-57, 254-255, repro.