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center back, under bust: H. Powers. Sculpt.


Commissioned 1845 by James Howard McHenry [1820-1888], Baltimore; his daughter, Ellen Carr McHenry Keyser [1860-1946]; her daughter, Ellen McHenry Keyser Bruce [1892-1980]; by descent in the family; (sale, Sotheby's, New York, 17 March 1994, no. 22); purchased by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2014 by the National Gallery of Art.