About This Artwork

Henry Benbridge
American, 1743–1812

Dr. Jonathan Potts (1745-1781), 1770/76

Oil on canvas
61.6 x 48.9 cm (24 1/4 x 19 1/4 in.)

Allan and Sallie Bulley Fund, 1990.484

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Pennsylvania, Allentown Art Museum, "The World of Banjamin West," 1962, cat. 62, as "Unidentifed Gentleman" by Matthew Pratt.

Washington D.C., National Portrait Gallery, "Henry BenbridgeL American Portrait Painter," 1971, cat. 46, as "Jonathan Potts."

Publication History

Robert G. Stewart, "The Portraits of Henry Benbridge," The American Art Journal 2, 2 (Fall 1970) p. 70 (ill.).

The Magazine Antiques 88, 5 (November 1990) p. 912 (ill.).

Ownership History

Rutter family; Knoedler and Company, New York; Christie's, New York (sale 5794, lot 1, December 7, 1984); private collection, Philadelphia; Frank S. Schwarz & Son, Philadelphia; sold to The Art Institute, 1990.

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