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on reverse (no longer visible, photo in NGA curatorial files): Catharine Hendrickson [ ]; on same line but in a different ink and seemingly in a different hand: 1781

Provenance

Descended in the family of the sitter to Mrs. Hattie Hendrickson Longstreet Tunis; to her niece, Bertha Hendrickson Conover (Mrs. Cecil S.), Middletown, New Jersey. Sold c. 1950 to (Edna Netter, Marlboro, New Jersey),[1] by whom sold in 1951 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift to NGA, 1953.

Exhibition History
1931
Untitled exhibition, Monmouth County Historical Association, Freehold, New Jersey 1931-1940.
1954
American Primitive Paintings from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Part I, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1954, no. 17.
1955
American Primitive Paintings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1955.
1961
101 Masterpieces of American Primitive Painting from the Collection of E.W. and B.C. Garbisch, traveling exh. by the Amer. Federation of Arts, New York, 1961-1964, no. 17, color repro. First venue: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.
1967
Fifty Masterpieces of American Primitive Painting from the Colleciton of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida, 1967, no cat.
1968
American Naive Painting of the 18th and 19th Centuries: 111 Masterpieces from the Collection of E.W. and B.C. Garbisch, traveling exh. by Amer. Fed. of Arts, N.Y., 1968-1970, no. 17, repro. First venue: Grand Palais, Paris.
1970
American Naive Painting of the 18th and 19th Centuries: Masterpieces from the Collection of E.W. and B.C. Garbisch, organized by the Amer. Fed. of Arts, N.Y., and Mainichi News., Nihobashi Mitsukoshi, Tokyo, 1970, no cat.
1975
A Nation of Nations, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1975-1988, no cat.
1975
Extended loan for display with the museum's collection, 1975-2004.
Bibliography
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 136, repro., as by Unknown American.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 276, repro., as by Unknown American.
1983
Cohen, David Steven. The Folklore and Folklife of New Jersey. New Brunswick, 1983: 77, 81.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 198, 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: 178-180, color repro. 179.