lower left: TS.1811
The artist; purchased 1811 by Benjamin Chew Wilcocks [1776-1845], Philadelphia; probably by inheritance to his sister, Mary Wilcocks (Mrs. Charles) Ingersoll [1784-1862], Philadelphia; probably by inheritance in the family to the Misses Hutchinson, Philadelphia, by 1921; (Renaissance Galleries, Philadelphia); purchased 1949 by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art.
- Second Annual Exhibition of The Society of Artists of the United States and the Pennsylvania Academy, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 11 May - 20 June1812, no. 5.
- Memorial Exhibition of Portraits by Thomas Sully, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 9 April - 10 May 1922, no. 16.
- Past and Present: 250 Years of American Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 15 April - 30 September 1966, unpublished checklist.
- The Painter and the New World, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 8 June - 30 July 1967, no. 210..
- Portraits of the American Stage 1771-1971, The National Portrait Gallery, Washington, 1 September - 31 October 1971, no. 20, repro.
- The American Genius: W.W. Corcoran, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 24 January - 4 April 1976, unnumbered catalogue.
- The William A. Clark Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 26 April - 16 July 1978.
- Benjamin West and His American Students, National Portrait Gallery, Washington; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1980-1981, unnumbered catalogue.
- Mr. Sully, Portrait Painter, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, 3 June - 7 September 1983, no. 16.
- The Century Club Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 21 July - 13 September 1993, unpublished checklist.
- Figuratively Speaking: The Human Form in American Art, 1770-1950, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 20 November 2004 - 7 August 2005, unpublished checklist.
- Encouraging American Genius: Master Paintings from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte; John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, 2005-2007, checklist no. 8.
- American Paintings from the Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 6 June - 18 October 2009, unpublished checklist.
- Bronson, Steven E. "Thomas Sully: Style and Development in Masterworks of Portraiture 1783-1839." Ph.D. diss, University of Delaware ,1986: 76, 80, 100, 102.
- "An Early Theatrical Portrait by Sully." The Corcoran Gallery of Art Bulletin (1951): 6-12.
- Evans, Dorinda. Benjamin West and His American Students. Exh. cat. National Portrait Gallery, Washington; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia. Washington, 1980: 153-155, repro.
- Fabian, Monroe H. Mr. Sully, Portrait Painter: The Works of Thomas Sully (1783-1872). Washington, D.C., 1983: cat. 15.
- Johns, Christopher M.S. "Theater and Theory: Thomas Sully's 'George Frederick Cooke as Richard III.'" Wintethur Portfolio18 (Spring, 1983): 35-36, fig. 5.
- Morris, Charles. Makers of Philadelphia, an historical work giving sketches of the most eminent citizen of Philadelphia from the time of William Penn to the present day. Philadelphia, 1894: 23.
- Cash, Sarah, with Terrie Sultan. American Treasures of The Corcoran Gallery of Art. New York, 2000: 18, 32 repro.
- Clubbe, John. Byron, Sully, and the Power of Portraiture. Burlington, VT, 2005: 81-83, repro.
- Cash, Sarah, ed. Corcoran Gallery of Art : American Paintings to 1945. Washington, 2011: 318, repro.