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Provenance

The sitter, Alexander Graydon [c. 1708-1761], Bristol, PA;[1] his wife, Rachel Marks Graydon [Mrs. Alexander Graydon, d. 1807], Philadelphia;[2] their son, Alexander Graydon, Jr. [1752-1818], Philadelphia;[3] his brother, William Graydon [1759-1840], Harrisburg, Pennsylvania;[4] his son, Henry Murray Graydon [d. 1900], Harrisburg, Pennsylvania;[5] his daughter, Julia Graydon [d. 1954], Harrisburg, Pennsylvania;[6] sale of her estate, 28 October 1954, at her Harrisburg residence; bought by (Edgar H. Sittig, Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA);[7] sold 8 November 1954 to Colonel Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift 1966 to NGA.

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