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Descended from Nathaniel and Elizabeth Denison [1773-1849] Ledyard,[1] Stonington, Connecticut; their son, William Ledyard; his widow, Fanny Worthington Ledyard; Amelia Stuart Worthington; her son, Worthington Whitehouse; sold (?) to John Quinn [1870-1924], New York, by 12 December 1918.[2] Maude Wetmore, Newport, Rhode Island. (James St. Lawrence O'Toole). (M. Knoedler and Co., New York); by whom sold in 1947 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch.

Exhibition History
1957
American Primitive Paintings from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Part II, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1957, no. 15.
1958
Little-Known Connecticut Artists, 1790-1810, Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, 1958 (cat. by Nina Fletcher Little) in Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin 22 (October 1957), no. 18.
1966
American Folk Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Early American Folk Arts (now Museum of American Folk Art), Time-Life Exhibit Center, New York, 1966, no cat.
1968
The American Primitive Paintings Exhibit, organized by the Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California, for de Saisset Art Gallery, University of Santa Clara, 1968.
1976
Paintings by New England Provincial Artists, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1976, no. 35 (cat. by Nina Fletcher Little).
1979
Three Centuries of Connecticut Folk Art, traveling exh. organized by Art Resources of Connecticut, 5 venues, 1979-1980, no. 110 (shown only at first venue, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, 1979).
1985
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, traveling exhibition by the International Exhibitions Foundation, Washington, 1985-1987, no. 23, color repro. 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. 23, repro.
1993
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art (NGA National Lending Service exhibition), Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, 1993-1994.
1993
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art (NGA National Lending Service exhibition), Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, Savannah, Georgia, 1993.
1994
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art (NGA National Lending Service exhibition), Heckscher Museum, Huntington, New York, 1994.
1994
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art (NGA National Lending Service exhibition), Louisiana Arts and Science Center, Baton Rouge, 1994-1995.
1995
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art (NGA National Lending Service exhibition), Boise Art Museum, Idaho, 1995.
1995
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art (NGA National Lending Service exhibition), McKissick Museum, Columbia, South Carolina, 1995.
1995
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art (NGA National Lending Service exhibition), Pensacola Museum of Art, Florida, 1995.
1995
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art (NGA National Lending Service exhibition), St. John's Museum of Art, Wilmington, North Carolina, 1995-1996.
1996
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art (NGA National Lending Service exhibition), Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainseville, 1996-1997.
1996
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art (NGA National Lending Service exhibition), James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 1996.
1996
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art (NGA National Lending Service exhibition), Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California, 1996.
1996
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art (NGA National Lending Service exhibition), Maier Museum of Art, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1996.
1997
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art (NGA National Lending Service exhibition), Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, 1997.
1998
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art (NGA National Lending Service exhibition), Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, Connecticut, 1998.
Bibliography
1926
Watson, Forbes. "The John Quinn Collection, Part III." The Arts 9 (February 1926): 81, 84, as Laura Dennison by Gilbert Stuart.
1966
Black, Mary, and Jean Lipman. American Folk Painting. New York, 1966: 20, 21, repro., 32.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 136, repro., as Lady with Plumed Headdress by Unknown American.
1972
Schloss, Christine Skeeles. The Beardsley Limner and Some Contemporaries: Postrevolutionary Portraiture in New England, 1775-1805. Exh. cat. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, Williamsburg, Va., 1972: 36.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 279, repro., as Lady with Plumed Headdress by Unknown American.
1981
Harlow, Thompson R. "The Life and Trials of Joseph Steward." Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin 46 (October 1981): 111, 117, 126, 129.
1990
Garrett, Elisabeth Donaghy. At Home: The American Family 1750-1870. repro. 263.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 157, 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: 86-88, repro. 87.
1996
American Naive Paintings: From the National Gallery of Art. American Art Review, Vol. VIII, No. 6, 1996, no. 132, repro.