John Singleton Copley (1738 - 1815)
REVEREND JOSEPH SEWALL
Descended in the family of the sitter;
George C. Chapin, Esq;
Robert B. Campbell Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts;
Grand Central Art Galleries, New York, 1950;
IBM International Foundation;
Sotheby's, New York, American Paintings Drawings and Sculpture, September 14, 1995, sale 6736, lot 21;
Alan Miller, Quakertown, Pennsylvania.
IBM travelling exhibition, American and British Portraits, February 1962-1964;
San Jose, California, San Jose Museum of Art, Portraits by Americans: Eighteen Portraits from the IBM Collection, December 1976-January 1979.
Frank W. Bayley, The Life and Works of John Singleton Copley, Boston, Massachusetts, 1915, p. 223;
Barbara Neville Parker and Anne Bolling Wheeler, John Singleton Copley: American Portraits in Oil, Pastel and Miniature with Biographical Sketches, Boston, Massachusetts, 1938, p. 267;
Jules David Prown, John Singleton Copley: In America 1738-1774, vol. 1, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1966, pp. 45, 56, 57, 98, 228, illustrated fig. 196;
George Parker, “Merchants and Planters: American Portraits of the Colonial Period and the Early Republic,” Wisconsin Academy Review: A Journal of Wisconsin Culture, vol. 43, no. 4, Fall 1997, illustrated on back cover.