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Inscription

upper left incised in the paint: Aug 4 1815; center reverse: Augu[st] 4th [ ] / [blurred inscription which could be interpreted as H. Page]

Provenance

Recorded as from Connecticut. (Ginsburg and Levy, New York), by whom sold in 1948 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. 39.
1955
American Primitive Pantings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1955.
1968
American Primitive Paintings from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Columbus Museum of Arts and Crafts, Georgia, 1968-1969, no. 13.
Bibliography
1835
Hallock, William A. Memoir of Harlan Page; or, The Power of Prayer and Personal Effort for the Souls of Individuals. New York, 1835: American Tract Society.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 142, repro., as Harlan Page.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 286, repro., as Harlan Page.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 416, 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: 562-564, color repro. 563.