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center left: BOSTON; upper right: CHARLES TOWN

Provenance

Recorded as from New York. (Harry Stone Gallery, New York, by 1943),[1] by whom sold in 1949 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift to NGA, 1953.

Exhibition History
1943
Boston, 1630-1872, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1943, no cat.
1943
Navy Show, Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, Connecticut, 1943, no cat.
1944
American Battle Painting, 1776-1918, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1944, 54, pl. 3.
1965
Trois millenaires d'art et de marine, Petit Palais du Louvre, 1965, 401, no. 281.
1967
National Gallery Loan Exhibition, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1967, no. 6.
1972
Extended loan for use by Caspar Weinberger, Director of the Budget and Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, Washington, D.C., 1972-1975.
1978
The American Folk Art Tradition: Paintings from the Garbisch Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1978.
1981
Amerian Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, Terra Museum of American Art, Evanston, Illinois, 1981-1982, no. 36 (cat. by Ronald McKnight Melvin).
1982
Extended loan for use by The White House, Washington, D.C., 1982-1985.
1986
Extended loan for use by the White House Preservation Office in the ceremonial office of the Vice President, Old Executive Office Building, Washington, D.C., 1986-1997.
1997
Extended loan for display in the ceremonial office of Vice President Albert Gore, Jr., Old Executive Office Building, Washington, D.C., 1997-2001.
2001
Extended loan for display in the ceremonial office of Vice President Richard B. Cheney, Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building (formerly Old Executive Office Building), Washington, D.C., 2001-
Bibliography
1942
Drepperd, Carl W. American Pioneer Arts and Artists. Springfield, Massachusetts, 1942: 87.
1968
Coit, Margaret L. "Dearest Friends." American Heritage 19 (October 1968): 10-11, color repro.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 126, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 264, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 388, 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: 410-412, color repro. 411.