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Provenance

Recorded as from New Hampshire. Purchased in 1949 by Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift to NGA, 1953.

Exhibition History
1951
American Primitive Art, 1750-1950, Milwaukee Art Institute, 1951, no. 2, as by an unkown Fall River artist.
1968
American Primitive Paintings from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Columbus Museum of Arts and Crafts, Columbus, Georgia, 1968-1969, no. 16.
1976
American Cat-alogue: The Cat in American Folk Art, Museum of American Folk Art, New York, 1976, no. 80, (cat. by Bruce Johnson).
2010
American Naive Paintings from the Garbisch Collection at the National Gallery of Art, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia, 2010, no cat.
Bibliography
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 265, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 266, 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: 297-299, color repro. 298.
2013
Schorsch, David A. "Pictures within Pictures: Photographs of American Folk Paintings 1840-1880." Antiques (September/October 2013): 102, fig. 2, 106.