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at top of letter sitter is writing: Manchester August 1841 [ ]; titles on top row of books, left to right: [ ]OBY; JUSTINIAN; VINER; KENT; [ ]ITTY / VOL.; on bottom row: BLACKS[TONE?]; BLACKST[ONE?]; VERMONT / REPORTS / VOL 1; VERMONT / REPORTS / VOL 2; VERMONT / REPOR[TS]; book on table: COKE / VOL 1; on reverse (no longer visible; photo in object file in NGA curatorial records): H. Bundy / 1841.

Provenance

Recorded as from Vermont. Purchased in 1949 by Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift to NGA, 1953.

Exhibition History
1954
American Primitive Paintings from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Part I, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1954, no. 91.
1955
American Primitive Paintings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1955.
1956
American Primitive Art, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, 1956, no. 27.
1959
Painting and Sculpture from AFA Trustee Colleciton, American Federation of Arts, New York, traveling exhibition, 1959-1960, no cat.
1961
101 Masterpieces of American Primitive Painting from the Collection of E.W. and B.C. Garbisch, traveling exh. by the American Federation of Arts, New York, 1961-1964, no. 67. First venue: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
1967
Fifty Masterpieces of American Primitive Painting from the Collection of E.W. and B.C. Garbisch, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida, 1967, no cat.
1968
American Naive Painting of the 18th and 19th Centuries: 111 Masterpieces from the Collection of E.W. and B.C. Garbisch, traveling exh. by the Amer. Fed. of Arts, N.Y., 1968-1970, no. 70, repro. First venue: Grand Palais, Paris.
1970
American Naive Painting of the 18th and 19th Centuries: Masterpieces from the Collection of E.W. and B.C. Garbisch, organized by the Amer. Fed. of Arts, N.Y., and Mainichi News., Nihobashi Mitsukoshi, Tokyo, 1970, no cat.
1976
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Frank Carlucci, U.S. Embassy residence, Lisbon, Portugal, 1976-1979.
1981
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, Terra Museum of American Art, Evanston, Illinois, 1981-1982, no. 15, color repro. 13 (cat. by Ronald McKnight Melvin).
1985
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, traveling exhibition by the International Exhibitions Foundation, Washington, 1985-1987, no. 13, repros., 15. First venue: Museum of American Folk Art, N.Y.
1988
La Nascita di Una Nazione: Pittori americani dalla National Gallery of Art di Washington 1730-1880, Palazzo Pepoli Campogrande, Bologna; Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna di Ca'Pesaro, Venice, 1988-1989, no. 13, repro.
Bibliography
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 20, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 31, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 36, repro.
1992
Chotner, Deborah, with contributions by Julie Aronson, Sarah D. Cash, and Laurie Weitzenkorn. American Naive Paintings. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1992: 38-40, color repro. 39.
1997
JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association (1997): cover repro.