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The sitter; his estate until 1845;[1] his half brother, Nathaniel Beverley Tucker [1784-1851], Williamsburg, Virginia;[2] his daughter, Cynthia Beverley Tucker Coleman [Mrs. Charles Washington Coleman, 1832-1908], Williamsburg, Virginia;[3] her son, Charles Washington Coleman, Jr. [1862-1932], Williamsburg, Virginia;[4] his brother, George Preston Coleman [1870-1948], Williamsburg, Virginia;[5] sold 21 January 1937 through (M. Knoedler & Co., New York) to The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, Pittsburgh;[6] gift 1940 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1900
Loan to display with the permanent collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1900-1936.
1925
Exhibition of Early American Paintings, Miniatures and Silver Assembled by the Washington Loan Exhibition Committee, National Gallery of Art (now Smithsonian American Art Museum), Washington, D.C., 1925-1926, no. 65.
1929
Contemporary Portraits of Personages Associated with the Colony and Commonwealth of Virginia, 1585-1830 Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, 1929, no. 53.
1936
Masterpieces of American Historical Portraiture, M. Knoedler and Co., Inc., New York, 1936, no. 4.
1944
Gilbert Stuart: Portraits Lent by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 1944-1945, no. 18.
1948
An Exhibition of American Painting from Colonial Times Until Today, The Saginaw Museum, Michigan, 1948, no. 54.
1951
Loan for display in Wren Building, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, 1951.
1967
Gilbert Stuart: Portraitist of the Young Republic, National Gallery of Art; Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1967, no. 39.
1993
Classical Taste in America, 1800-1840, Baltimore Museum of Art; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1993-1994, no. 32, repro. (cat. by Wendy A. Cooper).
Bibliography
1832
Randolph, John. Notebook. c. 1832. Tucker-Coleman Collection, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
1845
Howe, Henry. Historial Collections of Virginia 1845 (reprint edition, Charleston, 1969): 223
1878
Bouldin, Powhatan. Home Reminiscences of John Randolph of Roanoke. Danville and Richmond, VA, 1878: 62-64, 264
1882
Adams, Henry. John Randolph. 1882 (reprint edition, New York, 1961): 110
1892
Bowen, Clarence W., ed. The History of the Centennial Celebration of the Inauguration of George Washington. New York, 1892: 522, repro. opposite 160
1906
Stuart. Masters in Art, A Series of Illustrated Monographs 7 (January 1906): 37-38, pl. 4.
1914
Fielding, Mantle. "Paintings by Gilbert Stuart Not Mentioned in Mason's Life of Stuart." Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 38 (July 1914): 330, no. 110.
1922
Bruce, William Cabell. John Randolph of Roanoke. 2 vols. New York, 1922: 1:frontispiece; 2:66, 95.
1926
Park 1926: 2: 632-3, no. 689, repro.
1930
Weddell, Alexander Wilbourne. Virginia Historical Portraiture 1585-1930. Richmond, 1930: 335, repro. opposite 332.
1941
Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 189, no. 495.
1942
Book of Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 249, repro. 10.
1949
Paintings and Sculpture from the Mellon Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1949 (reprinted 1953 and 1958): 141, repro.
1959
Eby, Cecil D., Jr., ed. "Porte Crayon in the Tidewater." Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 67 (October 1959): 444
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 104, repro.
1973
Mount, Charles Merrill. "Gilbert Stuart in Washington; with a Catalogue of His Portraits Painted between December 1803 and July 1805." Records of the Columbia Historical Society of Washington, D.C. 48 (1973): repro. 101, 126.
1975
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1975: 386 color repro., 387
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 233, repro.
1981
Williams, William James. A Heritage of American Paintings from the National Gallery of Art. New York, 1981: 67, repro. 69.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 383, no. 541, color repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 353, repro.
1993
Cooper, Wendy A. Classical Taste in America. Exh. cat. The Baltimore Museum of Art; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. New York, 1993:55-56, 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: 249-253, color repro. 251.