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on back: J.Q.A. Ward / 1883

Provenance

Commissioned March 1882 by Hillcrest, the Washington City Orphan Asylum;[1] acquired October 1939 by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington;[2] acquired 2014 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1883
Loan to display with permanent collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 7 December 1883 - December 1884.
1949
Long term loan to Louis Home, Washington, April 1949 - July 1987.
1987
The Hudson River School: The Rise of American Landscape Painting, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 22 September 1987 - 3 January 1988, unnumbered catalogue.
2005
Encouraging American Genius, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 27 August 2005 - 2 January 2006, no catalogue.
2008
The American Evolution: A History through Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1 March - 27 July 2008, unpublished checklist.
Bibliography
1980
Sharp, Lewis Inman. "A Catalogue of the Works of the American Sculptor John Quincy Adams Ward, 1830-1910." Ph.D. dissertation, University of Delaware, Newark, 1980: 238-239, 395 fig. 46.
1985
Sharp, Lewis I. John Quincy Adams Ward: Dean of American Sculpture, with a Catalogue Raisonne. Newark, London, and Toronto, 1985: 213-214, no. 70, repro.
2000
Cash, Sarah, with Terrie Sultan. American Treasures of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. New York, 2000: 87, repro.