Inscription: Study by Neagle for a portrait of Saml B.Wylie D.D. (vice provost of the University of Pennsylvania – ) ordered by the Students of the Academical department of the University. The painting was hung up Feby 11th 1847 in the University building–
Note. In the painting the back ground and hands etc were changed from this sketch.
Inscribed in the artist's hand, below the image: Study by Neagle for a portrait of Samuel B. Wylie