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Commissioned by the sitter's father, Moses Hunter [1753-1798], Martinsburg, West Virginia;[1] by inheritance to his wife, Ann Stephen Dandridge Hunter [1752-1834];[2] by inheritance to her granddaughter, Ann Stephen Hunter Weeks [1819-1896, Mrs. Alfred Conrad Weeks], 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.

Exhibition History

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.


Phillips, Dorothy W. A Catalogue of the Collection of American Paintings in The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Vol. 1: Painters born before 1850. Washington, 1966: 36.
Allen, John C., Jr. Uncommon Vernacular: The Early Houses of Jefferson County, West Virginia, 1735-1835. Morgantown, 2011: repro. 82.
Cash, Sarah, ed. Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945. Washington, 2011: 313, repro.

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