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The Laura Davidson Sears Academy of Fine Arts of The Elgin Academy, Elgin, IL (The Willson Press, n.d.), cat. 27, as Portrait of Miss Vandeveer, attributed to John Watson (1685–1768).
Descended through Vanderveer family, Perth Amboy, NJ, 1717–1925. With Charles F. Heartman (1883–1953), Metuchen, NJ, 1925. With Robert Fridenberg (1860–1946), New York, 1925. With M. A. Newhouse & Sons, New York, by December 14, 1925; sold to Judge Nathaniel C. and Mrs. Laura Davidson Sears (1855–1930), Lake Geneva, WI, and Daytona Beach, FL, 1926; given to the Elgin Academy, Elgin, IL, by 1949 [The Laura Davidson Sears Academy of Fine Arts of The Elgin Academy, Elgin, Ill., The Willson Press, n.d., cat. 27, then attributed to John Watson (1685–1768)]; sold to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1967.
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