Joseph W. Drexel, New York, acquired from the above, 1880.
By descent to the present owner.
J.F. Packard, Grant’s Tour Around the World, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1880, pp. 145-46.
"New York Topics; The Value of a Big Picture," Boston Evening Transcript, August 9, 1889, p. 4.
"Bogus Pictures; An Interesting Letter from a Deceased New York Banker to His Artist Friend," Montreal Daily Witness, August 9, 1889, p. 3.
A. Gschaedler, True Light on the Statue of Liberty and Its Creator, Narberth, Pennsylvania, 1966, pp. 51, 58 (as Liberty Lighting the World's Commerce).
M. Pachter, F. Wein, eds., Abroad in America: Visitors to the New Nation, 1776-1914, exhibition catalogue, Washington, D.C., 1976, p. 222, illustrated (as The Unveiling of the Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World).
P.D. Schweizer, Edward Moran: American Marine and Landscape Painter, exhibition catalogue, Wilmington, Delaware, 1979, pp. 44-45, illustrated.
J.B. Bell, R.I. Abrams, In Search of Liberty: The Story of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Garden City, New York, 1984, pp. 28-29, 52, illustrated (as Liberty Lighting the World's Commerce).
P. Provoyeur, J.E. Hargrove, Liberty: The French-American Statue in Art and History, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1986, pp. 147, 282n63-64, no. 347, frontispiece illustration.
B. Moreno, The Statue of Liberty Encyclopedia, New York, 2000, p. 16 (as The Nations Paying Homage to Liberty).
B. Moreno, Images of America: The Statue of Liberty, Charleston, South Carolina, 2004, p. 61.
H. Marcovitz, Statue of Liberty: A Beacon of Welcome and Hope, New York, 2014, n.p. (as Liberty Enlightening the World's Commerce)
New York, Palette Association, Reception for Bartholdi, October 1876.
New York, Century Association, Meeting of the American Committee on the Statue of Liberty, January 2, 1877.
(Possibly) Paris, France, Banquet in Honor of General Grant, November 6, 1877.
New York, Union League Club, 1880.