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Provenance

The sitter's second wife, Katherine Boyer Coolidge [1755-1829], Boston; her step-granddaughter, Catherine Boyer Coolidge Pomeroy [Mrs. Samuel Wyllys Pomeroy, 1808-1861], Cincinnati, Ohio; deposited with her sister, Hetty Coolidge Haight [Mrs. Benjamin Isaacs Haight, 1812-1905], New York, for her daughter, Clarissa Alsop Pomeroy [1847-1924]; to Clarissa A. Pomeroy's niece, Margaret Burnet "Greta" Pomeroy Clark [Mrs. Phillips Allen Clark, 1866-1938], New York;[1] sold January 1918 to (M. Knoedler & Co., New York);[2] sold 31 January 1918 to Thomas B. Clarke [1848-1931], New York;[3] his estate; sold as part of the Clarke collection on 29 January 1936, through (M. Knoedler & Co., New York), to The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, Pittsburgh; gift 1940 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1849
Western Art Union, Cincinnati, 1849, no. 77.
1922
Portraits Painted in the United States by Early American Artists, The Union League Club, New York, February 1922, no. 3.
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.
Bibliography
1879
Mason, George C. The Life and Works of Gilbert Stuart. New York, 1879: 162.
1880
MFA 1880, 35, no. 145
1926
Park 1926, 237-238, no. 187, repro.
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.
1929
Salisbury, William. "The Clarke Collection of Paintings." The Antiquarian 12, no. 5 (June): 47, repro.
1941
Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 188, no. 489.
1942
Book of Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 249, repro. 8.
1949
Paintings and Sculpture from the Mellon Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1949 (reprinted 1953 and 1958): 142, repro.
1964
Mount 1964, 366
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 102, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 229, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 357, repro.
1995
Miles, Ellen G. American Paintings of the Eighteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1995: 263-265, repro. 264.