Commissioned by the sitter's father, Moses Hunter [1753-1798], Martinsburg, West Virginia, then Virginia; by inheritance to his wife, Anne Stephen Dandridge Hunter [1752-1834]; by inheritance to her granddaughter, Anne Stephen Hunter Weeks [1819-1896, Mrs. Alfred Conrad Weeks], Martinsburg, St. Mary's Parish, Louisiana, and Washington; by inheritance to her son, Beverley Warner Weeks [1862-1924], Fernandina, Florida; by inheritance to his daughters, Frances Washington Weeks [1891-1979], Washington, and Nancy Hunter Weeks [1898-1960]; gift 18 July 1960 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2016 by the National Gallery of Art.
- Charles Peale Polk, 1776-1822: A Limner and His Likenesses, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, Williamsburg, Virginia; Dayton Art Institute, Ohio; Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga; Heritage Plantation of Sandwich, Massachusetts, 18 July 1981 - 15 October 1982, no. 117, repro.
- Three American Families: A Tradition of Artistic Pursuit, Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris; Whitney Musuem at Fairfield County, Connecticuts, 8 September - 26 October 1983, unnumbered checklist.
- The American Garden: Paintings from the 1820s through the 1920s, Mansfield Art Center, Ohio, 17 March - 14 April 1991, no. 2, repro.
- Cash, Sarah, ed. Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945. Washington, 2011: 313, repro.