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Provenance

Purchased 1926 by James Parmelee [1855-1931], Washington;[1] by inheritance 1931 to his widow, Alice Maury Parmelee [1866-1940], Washington; bequest 1941 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2014 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1921
Recent Paintings by Emil Carlsen, N.A., Macbeth Gallery, New York, 9-28 February 1921, no. 4.
1922
One Hundred and Seventeenth Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 5 February - 26 March 1922, no. 367.
1922
Seventeenth Annual Exhibition of Paintings by American Artists, City Art Museum, Saint Louis, 15 September - 25 October 1922, no. 20.
1923
An Exhibition of Paintings by Emil Carlsen, Department of Fine Arts, Carmege Institute, Pittsburgh, 25 June - 4 September 1923, no. 51.
1923
Special Exhibition of Paintings by Emil Carlsen, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Wasingotn, 3-29 April 1923, no. 51.
1923
Winter Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, 17 November - 16 December 1923, no. 380.
1926
The Tenth Exhibition of Contemporary American Oil Paintings, Corcoran Gallery of Art, 4 April - 16 May 1926, no. 84.
1950
Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences, 1950, no catalogue.
1981
Extended loan for use by Vice President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush, Vice President's House, Washington, 1981-1989.
1998
The Forty-fifth Biennial: The Corcoran Collects, 1907-1998, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1998, unnumbered checklist.
2005
Encouraging American Genius: Master Paintings from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte; John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, 2005-2007, checklist no. 78.
2008
The American Evolution: A History through Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 2008, unpublished checklist.
Bibliography
2011
McLean, Randall. "Emil Carlsen, The Picture from Thibet." In Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945. Edited by Sarah Cash. Washington, 2011: 224-255, 280, repro.