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Inscription

lower right: L. M. Cooke. 1[8?]; lower left: L. M. C.

Provenance

Recorded as from New York State. Jean and Howard Lipman, New York City, about 1939. Sold to an unknown dealer. Purchased in 1953 by Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift to NGA, 1953.

Exhibition History
1951
American Primitive Painting 1750-1950, Milwaukee Art Institute, 1951, no cat. no.
1955
American Primitive Pantings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1955.
1957
American Primitive Paintings from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Part II, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1957.
1965
Trois millenaires d'art et de marine, Petit Palais, Paris, 1965, no. 279.
1972
Untitled exhibition, Alexandria Mental Health Association Benefit, Mulrooney Hall, Alexandria, Virginia, 1972, no cat.
1977
Extended loan for use by the Secretary, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C., 1977-1980.
1982
George Washington, A Figure Upon the Stage, The National Museum of American History, Washington, 1982-1983, color pl. 4.
1989
Washington Salutes Washington: The President and the State, Washington State Capitol Museum, Seattle; Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, 1989, 3, color detail, (cat. by Cunliffe, Coon, and Appleton).
1991
Extended loan for use by Secretary Samuel Skinner, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C., 1991-1992.
1992
Extended loan for use by Secretary Andrew H. Card, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C., 1992-1993.
1993
Extended loan for use by Secretary Federico Pena, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C., 1993-1998.
1998
Extended loan for use by Secretary Rodney Slater, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C., 1998-2001.
Bibliography
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 42, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 134, repro.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 543, no. 815, color repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 147, 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: 77-79, repro. 78.