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Provenance

C.M. Heffner, 1942.[1] Recorded as from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, when purchased in 1950 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. 53, as Portrait of a Young Man.
1955
American Primitive Pantings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1955.
Bibliography
1942
Drepperd, Carl W. American Pioneer Art and Artists. Springfield, Massachusetts, 1942: 96.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 148, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 293, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 423, 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: 581, 584, repro. 583.