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Provenance

Recorded as from Fishkill, New York. Purchased from a collateral member of the sitter's family by (Thurston Thacher, Hyde Park, New York), by whom sold in 1949 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift to NGA, 1953.

Exhibition History
1967
National Gallery Loan Exhibition, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1967, no. 10.
1968
American Primitive Paintings from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Columbus Museum of Arts and Crafts, Columbus, Georgia, 1968-1969, no. 20.
1971
Extended loan for use by The Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, D.C., 1971-1992.
1972
Extended loan for use in Chief Justice Rehnquist's chambers, 1986-1992.
Bibliography
1965
Holdridge, BarbaraC., and Lawrence B. Holdridge. "Ammi Phillips, 1788-1865." Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin 30(October 1965): 97-146.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 90, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 209, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 262, 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: 284, 287, repro. 286.