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By descent in the family of the sitter, Mary Ellis Bell [Mrs. Isaac Bell, 1791-1871], to Evangeline Bell Bruce [Mrs. David K.E. Bruce, 1918-1996], Washington, D.C.;[1] bequest 1997 to NGA.

Exhibition History
13th Exhibition, American Academy of the Fine Arts, New York, 1827, no. 5, as Portrait of a Lady.
Inaugural Exhibition, Museum of the City of New York, 1932, no cat.
Lee, Cuthbert. Portrait Register. Asheville, North Carolina, 1968: 65.
Torchia, Robert Wilson, with Deborah Chotner and Ellen G. Miles. American Paintings of the Nineteenth Century, Part II. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1998: 212-214, color repro.
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