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Provenance

Recorded as from Springfield, Massachusetts. Purchased in 1946 by Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift to NGA, 1953.

Exhibition History
1938
American Ancestors, Downton Gallery, New York, 1938, listed with three other portraits under the title Fall River Family, by an anonymous artist of the Fall River School.
1938
Vassar College, February, 1938.
1941
Masterpieces in American Folk Art, Marshall Field and Company, Chicago, 1941.
1942
American Folk Art Gallery, New York, 1942.
1943
Exhibition of American Folk Art, Marshall Field and Company, 1943, no. 12, as above.
1951
American Primitive Painting, 1750-1950, Milwaukee Art Institute, 1951, as Father, by an unknown Fall River artist.
Bibliography
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 277, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 268, 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: 309, 312, repro. 310.