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Provenance

Recorded as from Massachusetts. Purchased in Amherst, Massachusetts, by (Carleton L. Safford, West Granville, Massachusetts), by whom sold to (Mary Allis, Southport, Connecticut), by whom sold in 1949 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift to NGA, 1953.

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. 55.
Bibliography
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 130, repro., as Sophia Burpee by Unknown American.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 269, repro., as Sophia Burpee by Unknown American.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 393, repro., as Sophia Burpee by Anonymous American.
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: 75-77, color repro. 76.