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Inscription

on reverse: April / 29.1822 / JH (in monogram)

Provenance

Recorded as from New Jersey. Abraham Clark (life dates and city unknown). Edward and Cora Clark, Aldine, New Jersey.[1] Sold to (H. Gregory Gulick, Middletown, New Jersey), by whom sold in 1947 to 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. 47.
1955
American Primitive Pantings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1955.
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.
1988
A Little Bestiary: Naive Paintings from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey, 1988, no cat.
Bibliography
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 62, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 167, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 190, 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: 160-162, repro. 161.