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Inscription

on back of the plinth: J.T. Hart. / Sc.t / 1854

Provenance

Possibly commissioned by Philip Kearny [1815-1862];[1] probably by descent in the family to the sitter's granddaughter, Miss Virginia Livingston Hunt [b. 1890], Washington;[2] gift 1942 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art.