Reverse: This Portrait of the Revd Dr. Skinner, was painted by me/about the year 1836 or 1837 in the N. York city University/and presented to my friends Mr. & Mrs. Wainright/Saml F.B. Morse./ New York March. 1860
The artist; Mr. and Mrs. E. Wainwright, 1837; Frederic W. Rhinelander, Newport, R.I.; with Knoedler, New York, 1943; to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I., 1943; to MFA, 1948, gift of Maxim Karolik.
Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815–1865