Signed, dated, and inscribed, lower right: PICURE [sic] DRAWN & PAINED BY JAMES BARD / 162 PERRY St NY. 1855; dated and inscribed, lower left: Built by John Englis: foot of 10th ST EAST RIVER NY 1855; frame inscribed: Spanierman Gallery [Hudson River Museum exhibition label aslo on reverse of frame].
COLT 73, 101, Spectacle and Exhibitionism, Michelle Warren, Winter 2012
Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 2006-November 7, 2006.
J. & J Bard: Picture Painters, The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York, June 5-September 11, 1977.
American Folk Art at the Hood Museum of Art (a thematic partial permanent gallery installation); Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, July 16, 2015.
American Art, Colonial to Modern, Israel Sack Gallery and Rush Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2019-August 16, 2020.
American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 9-December 9, 2007.
The Mariners' Museum in collaboration with Anthony J. Peluso, Jr., The Bard Brothers: Painting America Under Steam and Sail, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, in association with The Mariners' Museum, 1997, 40, 168.
Harold S. Sniffen and Alexander Crosby Brown, James and John Bard: Painters of Steamboat Portraits, Newport News, Virginia: The Mariners' Museum, 1949, no. 28 (listed as in the collection of John Englis, New York City)
Barbara J. MacAdam, James Bard's Painting Menemon Sanford Joins Its Original Drawing at the Hood, Hood Museum of Art Quarterly, No. 16, Summer 2006, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, p. 12.
Barbara J. MacAdam, Building on Dartmouth's Historic American Collections: Hood Museum of Art Acquisitions since 1985, The Magazine Antiques, November 2007, New York: Brant Publications, color ill. p. 151.
Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 44-5, no. 24.
Barbar J. MacAdam, Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art (Manchester, Vt: Hudson-Hill Press), 2005, p.82, illus.
A. J. Peluso, J & J Bards: Picture Painters, New York, New York: Hudson River Press, 1977, 28, illus.
Most likely painted for John Englis, builder of the Menmon Sanford; descended in his family to John Englis, New York City (as of 1949; deceased by 1973); Graham Gallery (together with Spanierman Galleries), New York, New York by 1973; sold to Mr. Everett F. Britz, Jr. (by 1974); Sotheby‘s, New York, New York, Important Americana.., Jan. 20, 21, & 23, 2005, lot 909 (failed to sell at auction); sold to present collection, 2005.