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Provenance

P.M. Turner [probably Percy Moore Turner], London; (sale, Christie's, London, 11 April 1924, no. 89, as by Jan van Hemessen, bought in by Lacey).[1] W. Lever, Esq. (Spink & Son Ltd., London);[2] (Ehrich Galleries, New York, by 1925); (their sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries Inc., New York, 18-19 April 1934, 1st day, no. 54, as by Jan van Hemessen); Chester Dale [1883-1962], New York; gift 1943 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1965
The Chester Dale Bequest, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1965, unnumbered checklist.
Bibliography
1929
Wescher, Paul. "Einige neue Bilder zum Werk Jan van Hemessens." Belvedere 8 (1929): 40-41, repro.
1935
Tietze, Hans. Meisterwerke europäischer Malerei in Amerika. Vienna, 1935: repro. 150 (also Engl. ed. New York, 1939).
1943
Mechlin, Leila. "National Gallery Gets New Gifts from Chester Dale." Washington Sunday Star (11 July 1943): repro.
1943
Washington Times-Herald 18 July 1943:C-10
1962
Puyvelde, Leo van. La peinture flamande au siècle de Bosch et Breughel. Paris, 1962: 190.
1965
Paintings other than French in the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 12, repro., as "Arise, and Take up thy Bed, and Walk" by Jan van Hemessen.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 66, as Jan van Hemessen, "Arise, and Take Up Thy Bed, and Walk".
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 59, repro., as Jan van Hemessen, "Arise, and Take Up Thy Bed, and Walk".
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 172, repro., as Jan van Hemessen, "Arise, and Take Up Thy Bed, and Walk".
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 168, no. 188, color repro., as "Arise and take up thy bedand walk" by Jan van Hemessen.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 30, repro.
1986
Hand, John Oliver and Martha Wolff. Early Netherlandish Painting. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, 1986: 209-212, repro. 211.
1997
Southgate, M. Therese. The Art of JAMA: One Hundred Covers and Essays from The Journal of the American Medical Association. St. Louis, 1997: 52-53, color repro.
Technical Summary

The panel consists of three boards with vertical grain. A wedge-shaped piece of wood in the upper right-hand corner appears to be an old restoration. The painting is in relatively good condition. There is moderate abrasion in the most thinly painted areas. Heavy abrasion in the beard of the paralytic has been repainted. There is darkened repaint in the wedge at the upper right and along the two vertical join lines. An A-shaped scratch at the lower left was inpainted in 1967.