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lower right: E L Henry, 69

Provenance

George Whitney, Philadelphia, by 1870; purchased 1885 by James F. Sutton on behalf of the (American Art Association, New York); purchased 1892 by W.S. Allen; (American Art Association, New York); gift 1900 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2014 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1892
Collections of the American Art Association to be Absolutely Sold by Auction to Settle the Estate of the Late R. Austin Robertson, American Art Association, 7-8 April 1892, no. 102.
1946
An Exhibition of Nineteenth Century Virginian Genre, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 17 January - 13 February 1946, no. 22.
1950
American Processional 1492-1900, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 8 July - 17 December 1950, no. 244.
1956
Paintings by Edward Lamson Henry, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, 1956, no catalogue (probably).
1961
American Landscape Painters, 1800-1960, Norfok Museum of Arts and Sciences, 3 March - 5 April 1961, no. 14.
1961
The Civil War: The Artists' Record, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1961-1962, no. 149.
1966
Past and Present: 250 Years of American Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 15 April - 30 September 1966, unpublished checklist.
1976
Corcoran [The American Genius], Corcoran Gallery of Art, 24 January - 4 April 1976, no checklist.
1983
Painting in the South: 1564-1980. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond; Birmingham Museum of Art; National Academy of Design, New York; Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson; J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville; New Orleans Museum of Art, 1984-1985, no. 87 (shown only in Richmond).
1987
The Works of E.L. Henry: Recollections of a Time Gone By, R.W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport, 13 September - 8 November 1987, unnumbered checklist.
1993
The Century Club Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 21 July - 13 September 1993, unpublished checklist.
2003
Old Virginia: The Pursuit of a Pastoral Idea, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, 15 February - 8 June 2003, no checklist.
2005
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, NY; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte; John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, 2005-2007, checklist no. 36.
2008
The Plantation in American Art, University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville; Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina; Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, 2008, no checklist.
2012
The Civil War and American Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2012-2013, no. 56.
2013
American Journeys: Visions of Place, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 21 September 2013-28 September 2014, unpublished checklist.
Bibliography
2011
Shapiro, Emily Dana. "Edward Lamson Henry, The Old Westover House." In Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945. Edited by Sarah Cash. Washington, 2011: 134-135, 267, repro..