Gift from the artist to Caroline Martha Hampton Preston [1807-1883, Mrs. John Smith Preston], Columbia, South Carolina; purchased by William Wilson Corcoran [1798-1888], Washington; gift 1873 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art.
- Past and Present: 250 Years of American Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 15 April - 15 September 1966, unpublished checklist.
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- Craven, Wayne. American Art: History and Culture. New York, 1994: 252.