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Provenance

The artist, until at least 1828.[1] Thomas Dwight, Boston, at least between 1839 and 1850.[2] (Victor Spark, New York); purchased 1949 by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2014 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1828
Second Exhibition of Paintings in the Athenaeum Gallery: Consisting of Specimens by American Artists, and a Selection from the Works of the Old Masters, Athenaeum Gallery, Boston, 1828, no. 171.
1839
Exhibition of Pictures Painted by Washington Allston, Harding's Gallery, Boston, 1839, no. 29.
1850
Twenty-third Exhibition of Paintings, Athenaeum Gallery, Boston, 1850, no. 94.
1881
Memorial Show, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1881.
1936
Tercentenary Retrospective Exhibition, Art Association of Newport, 1936.
1964
American Jewish Art and History in the South, 1697-1900, Gibbes Art Gallery, Charleston, 16-30 March 1964.
1978
The William A. Clark Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 26 April - 16 July 1978, unnumbered catalogue.
1979
"A Man of Genius": The Art of Washington Allston, 1779-1843, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1979-1980, no. 46, repro.
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, New York; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte; John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, 2005-2007, checklist no. 10 (shown only in Houston, Southampton, Charlotte).
2013
American Journeys: Visions of Place, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 21 September 2013 - 28 September 2014, unpublished checklist.
Bibliography
2011
Cash, Sarah, ed. Corcoran Gallery of Art : American Paintings to 1945. Washington, 2011: 285, repro.