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Inscription

on original stretcher: Asa Benjamin May 1st 1795 Age 31

Provenance

Recorded as from Connecticut. Frances B. Russell, Stratford, Connecticut, by 1941.[1] (Mr. Aarons, Ansonia, Connecticut), by whom sold in 1952 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch (perhaps with Frederick Fuessenich as agent); gift to NGA, 1953.

Exhibition History
1973
Extended loan for use by the U.S. Consulate, Leningrad, U.S.S.R., 1973-1978.
Bibliography
1941
Sherman, Frederick. Richard Jennys, New England Portrait Painter. Springfield, Massachusetts, 1941: 64, 65, 67.
1956
Warren, William L. "A Checklist of Jennys Portraits." Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin 21 (April 1956): 37, 49, 50.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 72, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 182, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 211, 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: 220, 224, repro. 221.