The exhibition history is compiled from actual exhibition catalogues, newspaper accounts or exhibition record books. This ‘History’ presents the exhibition information as it was written except where noted. The Society of Washington Artists had an exhibition in 1893, at the Cosmos Club, but no catalogue for that year can be found after extensive searching. It is possible that Anna exhibited that year, but there is no evidence from other sources to support the theory.
|1888||Paris Salon, Des Ouvrages Exposés au des Champs-Élysées 
May 1st . Paris, France
rue d’Alger, 13
|1889||Paris Salon, Des Ouvrages Exposés au des Champs-Élysées
May 1st. Paris, France
rue Leverrier, 16
|1890||National Academy of Design, Sixty-Fifth Annual Exhibition
April 10th to May 17th. New York, NY
|1891||Detroit Museum of Art. First Annual Exhibition of American Art
June 8th to June 27th. Detroit, MI
“Anna Stanley, San Antonia (sic), Texas. At one time a resident of Detroit.”
|1891||O’Brien Galleries – Chicago, Illinois. 
July 5th, Chicago, IL
Portrait, Brevet-Maj-Gen David Stanley, U. S. A. – Miss Anna Stanley
|1892||National Academy of Design, Eleventh Autumn Exhibition
November 21st to December 17th., New York, NY
Stanley, Anna H., 124 West 23rd Street
|1894||Boston Art Club, STANLEY, Anna H. (American, active 1888-1894) 
January 20 – February 17
Address: 124 West 23d Street, New York City
|1894||National Academy of Design, Sixty-ninth Annual Exhibition
April 2nd to May 12th. New York, NY
|1894||Society of Washington Artists, Fourth Annual Exhibition, Cosmos Club
April 9th to 14th. Washington, DC
|1894||Grand Art Loan Exhibition, GAR Hall 1412 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC, December 10th to 15th. Grand Army of the Republic 
|1895/6||National Academy of Design, Fourteenth Autumn Exhibition
December 23rd to January 11th. New York, NY
|1896||Society of Washington Artists, Sixth Annual Exhibition, Cosmos Club
March 2nd to 7th. Washington, DC
|1896||Veerhoff Galleries, Anna Stanley Exhibition of Dutch Paintings
April 26th for one week, Washington, DC 
|1897||Society of Washington Artists, Seventh Annual Exhibition, Cosmos Club
April 5th to 10th. Washington, DC
|1976||United States, Department of State, to Celebrate the American Bicentennial at the Nederlands Congresgebouw, The Hague. July 1 – July 4
The Singer Museum Concertzaal, Laren Netherlands
|2006||George Washington University, Eckles Library
April 7 – June 5, Washington, DC
|2009/11|| Dutch Utopia, American Painters in Holland 1880 – 1914
Girl Carrying Sheaves
|Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia||Oct 1 – January 10, 2010|
|Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, Ohio||Feb 5 – May 2, 2010|
|Grand Rapids Museum of Art, Michigan||May 21 – August 15, 2010|
|Singer Laren Museum, the Netherlands||Sept 16 – January 16, 2011|
1. The drawing was listed in the American Art at the Nineteenth-Century Paris Salons, by Lois Marie Fink, but could not be located in the Salon Catalogue Record. In the spring of 1888 Anna wrote a letter home to her parents that she had a drawing in the Salon in Paris. A copy of the 1888 Salon Paris Record is included in the research notebook with the Pauline Dohn listing. Another painting of Anna’s was found in the 1889 Paris Salon Catalogue.
2. Incomplete names of sitters were a common practice either because the names were illegible or the sitter did not wish to be identified publicly. Fusain is charcoal.
3. “On view” from the Chicago Daily Tribune, July 5, 1891.
4. The address of the National Academy of Design School was used by many out of town artists.
5. Boston Art Club Exhibition Record, compiled & edited by Janice Chadborne, Karl Gabosh, and Charles O. Vogel. A fire in the 1950s destroyed the Boston Art Club’s archive.
6. This painting was in competition for the Norman W. Dodge prize, $300 “For the best picture painted in the United States by a woman, without limitation of age”.
7. No price listed, portrait of artist’s brother David Sheridan Stanley given to artist’s father.
8. This exhibition was advertised and an article appeared in the Washington Post December 11, 1894. The Grand Army of the Republic was formed after the Civil War to care for the Union soldiers and their families. No catalogue found.
9. This is probably Girl Carrying Sheaves
10. Annotated from Anna’s scrapbook are two undated newspaper articles from the Washington Post & The Republic, the latter noted, “Lone Fisherman, which was admired at the Cosmos on account of its simplicity and directness, is again exhibited here.” The Veerhoff exhibition took place six weeks after the exhibition at the Society of Washington Artists in March 1896. A fire in 1912 destroyed the Veerhoff gallery records & therefore no catalogue can be found. Although very successful during the late 19th & early 20th century with four Washington locations, the Veerhoff closed in the late 1990’s.