Present whereabouts unknown.
By Family Descent, to Mrs. Ellen Meirs Conlan, who disposed of the portrait.
M. KNOEDLER & CO., 355, Fifth Avenue, New York, 1908, No. 9
McCLEES GALLERIES, 1411, Walnut Street, Philadelphia, in February 1908.
The Catholic News, New York, January 18, 1908
Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, Wednesday, February 26, 1908.
The sitter was born on September 30, 1813. He was a millionaire chemist, head of Powers & Weightman of Philadelphia. When he died on August 26, 1904 aged ninety-one, he left his entire fortune to his granddaughter, Mrs. Anne Maria Walker which was estimated at $60 million. She commissioned Müller-Ury’s first portrait of Pope Pius X in 1907 and in 1908 became Mrs. Frederick Courtland Penfield.
The Catholic News, New York, January 18, 1908, says mistakenly that the picture was of Mrs. William Weightman.