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Provenance

John Carlye Herbert, Washington, DC; William P. Herbert (the sitter's grandson); R. Beverly Herbert, W. Pinkney Herbert, Guy F. Herbert, and Edward Herbert (the sitter's great-grandsons), 1907; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1964; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

Exhibition History
1941
Exhibition of the Works of Saint-Mémin, Valentine Museum, Richmond, Virginia, 1941, no. 11
1978
Faces of Alexandria, 1749-1849, Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association, Alexandria, 1978
1994
Federal Profiles: Saint-Mémin in America, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 1994-1995, no. 36
Bibliography
1921
Bolton, Theodore. "Saint-Mémin's Crayon Portraits." Art in America 9, no. 1 (December 1920): p. 166, no. 8 (as Robert Beverly Herbert).
1923
Bolton, Theodore. Early American Portrait Draughtsmen in Crayons. New York: F.F. Sherman, 1923, p. 66, no. 24 (as Robert Beverly Herbert).
1942
Norfleet, Fillmore. Saint-Mémin in Virginia: Portraits and Biographies. Richmond, Virginia: The Dietz Press, 1942, p. 173.
1964
Art Quarterly 27 (1964): p. 387.
1983
Simmons, Linda Crocker and with the assistance of Adrianne J. Humphrey, et al. American Drawings, Watercolors, Pastels, and Collages in the Collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, DC: Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1983: p. 2, no. 11.
1994
Miles, Ellen G. Saint-Mémin and the Neoclassical Profile Portrait in America. Washington, DC: National Portrait Gallery, 1994, p. 318, no. 406.