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Provenance

Thomas B. Carroll [1816/1817-1894], Saratoga, New York;[1] (his estate sale, American Art Association, New York, 22 May 1895, no. 149); purchased by J.O. Wright or possibly Mrs. Mary Bacon Ford.[2] Charles Conrad Ruthrauff [1853-1912], New York. Miss Mary Ellen Ford and Charles Henry Hart, Philadelphia; purchased by William A. Clark [1839-1925], New York, by 1905;[3] bequest 1926 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2014 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1905
Loan Exhibition of Portraits, Art Institute of Chicago, 1905, no. 121.
1966
Past and Present: 250 Years of American Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, unpublished checklist.
1972
The Great Game of Politics, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1972, unpublished checklist.
1976
Corcoran [The American Genuis], Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1976, no checklist.
1985
American Masterpieces from American Museums, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, 1986, no catalogue.
1989
The William A. Clark Collection: Treasures of a Copper King, Yellowstone Art Center, Billings; Montana Historical Society, Helena, 1989, unnumbered catalogue.
2004
Figuratively Speaking: The Human Form in American Art, 1770-1950, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 2004, unpublished checklist.
2008
The American Evolution: A History through Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 2008, unpublished checklist.
2010
Discovering the Real George Washington: A View from Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, 2010-2011.
2013
American Journeys: Visions of Place, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 21 September 2013-28 September 2014, unpublished checklist.
2016
America's Presidents Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 2016-2017, no catalogue.
2018
Es war einmal in Amerika: 300 Jahre US-Amerikanische Kunst [Once Upon a Time in America: Three Centuries of US-American Art], Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, 2018-2019.
Bibliography
1925
Carroll, Dana H. Catalogue of Objects of Fine Art and Other Properties at the Home of William Andrews Clark, 962 Fifth Avenue. Part I. Unpublished manuscript, n.d. (1925): 14.
2011
Miles, Ellen G. "Gilbert Stuart, George Washington." In Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945. Edited by Sarah Cash. Washington, 2011: 58-59, 255, repro.
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