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lower right: J.G. TANNER; across bottom: ENGAGEMENT BETWEEN THE MONITOR AND MERRIMAC, HAMPTON ROAD

Provenance

Recorded as from Starrucca, Pennsylvania. Purchased in 1952 by Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift to NGA, 1953.

Exhibition History
1961
Extended loan for use by the Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., 1961-1973.
1981
Extended loan to Vice President George Bush's office, Old Executive Office Building, Washington, D.C., 1981.
1986
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Jean Gerard, U.S. Embassy residence, Luxembourg, Belgium, 1986-1990.
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.
2001
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Robert Zoellick, Office of the United States Trade Representative, Washington, D.C., 2001-2005.
2005
Extended loan for use by Secretary Mike Johanns, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C., 2005-2008.
Bibliography
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 114, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 246, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 366, 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: 381-382, repro. 382.