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Inscription

Formerly bore false signature upper right: [...] Anno 1674 / HC4 (HC4 in ligature)

Provenance

(Rose M. [Mrs. Augustus] de Forest, New York); sold 15 May 1923 to Thomas B. Clarke [1848-1931], New York;[1] 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
1924
Exhibition of the Earliest Known Portraits of Americans by Painters of the Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, The Union League Club, March 1924, no. 2, as Frederick Philipse by Henri Couturier.
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, as Frederick Philipse by Henri Couturier.
Bibliography
1926
Bolton, Charles K. The Founders. Boston, 1926: 3:repro. 803, 978-980.
1927
Harris, Charles X. "Henri Couturier, An Artist of New Netherland." The New-York Historical Society Quarterly Bulletin XI (July 1927): 45-52, repro. 47.
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, as Frederick Philipse by Henri Couturier.
1932
Sherman 1932, 10.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 170, repro., as by European of Unknown Nationality.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 307, as by Unknown [Formerly Considered American].
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 410, repro.
2000
Krempel, León. Studien zu den datierten Gemälden des Nicolaes Maes (1634-1693). Petersberg, 2000: 329 (copy of no. A234).