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Provenance

Descended in the family of Henry Wheeler, Boston. (Childs Gallery, Boston, by December 1949). (Old Print Shop, New York), by whom sold in 1950 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift to NGA, 1953.

Exhibition History
1957
Little-Known Connecticut Artists, 1790-1810, Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, 1957-1958 (cat. by Nina Fletcher Little) in Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin 22 (October 1957): 100, no. 12.
1972
The Beardsley Limner and Some Contemporaries, A. A. Rockefeller Folk Art Ceneter, Williamsburg; Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey; and New Haven Colony Historical Society, 1972-1973, no. 4. (cat. by Christine S. Schloss).
Bibliography
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 156, repro., as by Unknown American.
1973
Schloss, Christine Skeeles. "The Beardsley Limner." Antiques 103 (March 1973): 534, fig. 3.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 25, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 27, 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: 16-17, color repro. 17.