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lower right: G.C. / 1837


The sitter, Samuel McKenney [b. 1791], Washington; by descent to his great-great-granddaughter, Ann MacCarteney Coulthurst, Three Lakes, Wisconsin; gift 1980 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
George Cooke, 1793-1849, Georgia Museum of Art, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia; Montgomery Museum of Art; Gibbes Art Gallery, Charleston; Bayly Museum of Art at The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 2 February 1991 - 15 March 1992, no. 9, repro.
Cash, Sarah, ed. Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945. Washington, 2011: 293, repro.