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Inscription

lower right: J.G. Brown N.A.

Provenance

The artist; (his sale, by Robert Somerville, Fifth Avenue Art Galleries, New York, 26-27 January 1892, 1st day, no. 5); Thomas B. Clarke [1848-1931], New York; (his sale, American Art Galleries, 14-17 February 1899, no. 20); A. Steckler. (sale, O'Reilly's Plaza Art Galleries, New York).[1] (John Levy Galleries, New York), in 1944.[2] private collection; by descent to consignor to 2009 sale; (sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, New York, 5 March 2009, no. 138); purchased by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1944
America in the 19th Century: Its People - Pleasures - And Pursuits, John Levy Galleries, New York, 16 May - 3 June 1944, no. 18.
Bibliography
2010
Hoppin, Martha. The World of J.G. Brown. Chesterfield, Massachusetts, 2010: 126, 127 fig. 6-4, 237 n. 57, 246.
2011
Cash, Sarah, ed. Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945. Washington, 2011: 146, 290, repro.