lower right: Robert Henri; across top reverse: Portrait of / Mrs. George Cotton Smith / by Robert Henri / at Wilkes Barre Pa / Jan 1908 / E 172
Commissioned by the sitter's second husband, George Cotton Smith [1828-1915], Willkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; by inheritance to his daughter, Amanda Mary Smith Adams [1877-1952], Wilkes-Barre; by inheritance to her son, Dr. George C.S. Adams [1911-1981], Spartanburg, South Carolina; by inheritance to his widow, Adaline Holaday Adams [d. 2003]; gift 1986 to NGA.
- Homer, William Innes. Robert Henri and His Circle. Ithaca, 1969: 136.
- American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 200, repro.