Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 225 (Sale info: To Be Auctioned).
"Wife of George Washington, Mr. Rembrandt Peale says, 'that his father, Charles Wilson Peale, in 1795, met General Washington in the market, and remarked to him that he had just seen Mrs. Washington, and she looked so well that her portrait must again be painted; to which General Washington replied, "that she certainly would sit again, as the temptation of looking well was too strong to be resisted."' This portrait, no. 225, is the result of that conversation." [p. 12; see serial 04250000 for other relevant commentary.)
Peale's Museum Gallery of Oil Paintings. Thomas & Son, Auctioneers. Catalogue of the National Portrait and Historical Gallery, illustrative of American History, comprising 269 Original Portraits and Historical Paintings, formerly belonging to Peale's Museum, Philada. To be sold, without reserve, at Public Sale, on Friday, 6th October, 1854, at 10 o'clock precisely, at the New Auction Store, Nos. 67 & 69 South Fourth Street, Philadelphia. M. Thomas & Sons, Auctioneers. N.B.--The entire collection will be arranged for examination, with catalogues, one month previous to the sale, in the large east room, second story, of the Auction Store. Philadelphia: Wm. Y. Owen, Printer, No. 21 South Third Street. 1854.