(M. Knoedler & Co., London, New York, and Paris); purchased 1928 by Mr. [1873-1936] and Mrs. [née Adele Lewisohn, 1882-1965] Arthur Lehman, New York; gift 1961 to the White House, in care of the National Park Service, Washington, D.C.; transfer 1971 to NGA.
- Thomas Jefferson Bicentennial Exhibition, 1743-1943, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1943, no. 20.
- Loan for display with permanent collection, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1971-1980 (lent to Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, 1979-1980, during this loan).
- [Exchange for loan to National Portrait Gallery], Franklin Institute Science Museum and Planetarium, Philadelphia, 1979-1980.
- Extended loan for use by Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger, U.S. Department of Defense, Washington, D.C., 1981-1987.
- Extended loan for use by Secretary Frank Carlucci, U.S. Department of Defense, Washington, D.C., 1987-1989.
- Extended loan for use by Vice President and Mrs. Dan Quayle, Vice President's House, Washington, D.C., 1989-1993.
- Extended loan for use by Secretary Richard Riley, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C., 1994-2001.
- Sellers, Charles Coleman. Benjamin Franklin in Portraiture. New Haven, 1962: 22, 299, repro.
- Sellers, Charles Coleman. "La noblesse d'une âme libre: The Franklin of Greuze and De Veri." Art Quarterly 26, no. 1 (Spring 1963): 4.
- Virch, Claus. The Adele and Arthur Lehman Collection. New York, 1965: 56-57, repro.
- European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 164, repro.
- European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 190, repro.
- Conisbee, Philip, et al. French Paintings of the Fifteenth through the Eighteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2009: no. 56, 256-258, color repro.