reverse: Portrait of Thos. Sully, the Artist, Painted by Himself 1850
William Wilson Corcoran [1798-1888], Washington; gift 10 May 1869 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art.
- Exhibition of Early American Paintings, Miniatures, and Silver, National Gallery of Art (now Smithsonian American Art Museum), Washington, 1926, no. 76.
- Tribute to W. W. Corcoran, George Washington University, Washington, October 1952.
- Past and Present: 250 Years of American Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 15 April - 30 September 1966, unpublished checklist.
- 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: 48.
- Cash, Sarah, ed. Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945. Washington, 2011: 319, repro.