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Provenance

The sitter's granddaughter, Mary H.S. Ingraham; purchased 5 April 1913 by Thomas B. Clarke [1848-1931], New York; his estate; sold as part of the Clarke collection 29 January 1936, through (M. Knoedler & Co., New York), to The A. W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, Pittsburgh; gift 1947 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1922
Exhibition of Portraits by Early American Artists, The Union League Club, New York, no. 24.
1928
Portraits by Early American Artists of the Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, Collected by Thomas B. Clarke, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1928-1931, unnumbered and unpaginated catalogue.
1948
American Paintings from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1948.
1949
American Paintings from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1949.
1950
American Paintings from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1950.
1951
American Paintings from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1951.
1953
American Paintings from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1953.
1955
Famous Americans, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, Maryland, 1955, no cat.
1956
American Paintings from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1956.
1970
The Works of John Vanderlyn: From Tammany to the Capitol, University Art Gallery, State University of New York at Binghamton, 1970, no. 36.
1986
Extended loan for use by the White House Preservation Office in the ceremonial office of the Vice President, Old Executive Office Building, Washington, D.C., 1986-1997.
1997
Extended loan for display in the ceremonial office of Vice President Albert Gore, Jr., Old Executive Office Building, Washington, D.C., 1997-2001.
2001
Extended loan for display in the ceremonial office of Vice President Richard B. Cheney, Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building (formerly Old Executive Office Building), Washington, D.C., 2001-
Bibliography
1928
Portraits by Early American Artists of the Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, Collected by Thomas B. Clarke. Exh. cat. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1928, unnumbered.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 118, repro.
1970
Lindsay, Kenneth C. The Works of John Vanderlyn: From Tammany to the Capitol. Exh. cat. University Art Gallery, Binghamton, New York, 1970: 25, 132, fig. 36.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 252, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 371, repro.
1998
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: 214-217, color repro.