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Inscription

on tree trunk, right rear: WM. H. RINEHART / SCULPT 1873

Provenance

The sitter's father, Rt. Rev. Theodore Benedict Lyman [1815-1893];[1] probably by inheritance to his daughter, the sitter, Roma Lyman Niles [1862-1955, Mrs. Robert L. Niles]; gift 1947 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1951
Progress of a Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 7 January - 18 March 1951, no catalogue.
1966
Past and Present: 250 Years of American Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 15 April - 30 September 1966, no catalogue.
1988
American Neoclassical Sculpture at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1988, unnumbered brochure.
Bibliography
1965
Stevens, Elisabeth. "A Nosegay of 19th Century Art." The Washington Post and Herald Tribune (June 1965): G7.
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