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Inscription

lower right: Geo. C. Lambdin 1875

Provenance

Possibly James H. Ricau [1916-1993], New York;[1] William and Abigail Gerdts, New York, by at least 1966;[2] gift (partial and promised) 2003 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1966
Mid-Nineteenth Century American Painting from the Collections of Henry M. Fuller and William H. Gerdts, Cummer Gallery of Art, Jacksonville, 1966, no. 39.
1968
The American Vision: Paintings 1825-1875, The [New York] Public Education Association at M. Knoedler and Co., Hirschl and Adler Galleries, and Paul Rosenberg and Co., New York, 1968, no. 45, repro. (shown at M. Knoedler and Co.).
1976
Philadelphia: Three Centuries of American Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1976, no. 341, repro.
1998
For Beauty and For Truth, Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst; Berry-Hill Galleries, New York, 1998, unnumbered catalogue, pl. 6.
Bibliography
1971
Gerdts, William H., and Russell Burke. American Still-Life Painting. New York, 1971: 92, pl. XI.
1981
Gerdts, William H. Painters of the Humble Truth: Masterpieces of American Still Life 1801-1939. Columbia, 1981: 123-125, pl. 12.