on tree trunk, right rear: WM. H. RINEHART / SCULPT 1873
The sitter's father, Rt. Rev. Theodore Benedict Lyman [1815-1893]; 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.
- Progress of a Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 7 January - 18 March 1951, no catalogue.
- Past and Present: 250 Years of American Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 15 April - 30 September 1966, no catalogue.
- American Neoclassical Sculpture at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1988, unnumbered brochure.
- Stevens, Elisabeth. "A Nosegay of 19th Century Art." The Washington Post and Herald Tribune (June 1965): G7.