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Provenance

Probably descended from John Sanders [1714-1782] of Scotia, New York; to his son John Sanders II [1757-1834]; by descent to his daughter Mary Elizabeth Sanders, wife of Harold Wilson of Germantown, New York; by descent to their daughters Anne [b. 1867] and Jane [b. 1870] Wilson. Sold to (Thurston Thacher, Hyde Park, New York), by whom sold in 1952 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift to NGA, 1953.

Exhibition History
1954
American Primitive Painting, traveling exhibition organized by the Smithsonian Inst. for the U.S. Information Service, Washington, 1954-1955, no. 4. First venue: Kunstmuseum, Lucerne, Switzerland.
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. 5, color repro. First venue: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.
1967
Fifty Masterpieces of American Primitive Painting from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida, 1967, no cat.
1967
Merchants and Planters of the Upper Hudson Valley 1700-1750, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, Williamsburg; Albany Institute of History and Art; Museum of American Folk Art and New-York Historical Soc., New York, 1967, unnumbered brochure.
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. 4. 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.
1972
American Primitive Painting, South Texas Artmobile, Corpus Christi, traveling exhibition by the International Exhibitions Foundation, Washington, 1972-1973, no cat.
1974
American Narrative Painting, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1974, no. 2, 14, 27.
1979
A Remnant in the Wilderness. New York Dutch Scripture History Paintings of the Early Eighteenth Century, The Albany Institute of History and Art, traveling exh., 4 venues, 1979-1980, no. 26, 53. (NGA loans shown only in Utica and New York City, 1980)
Bibliography
1953
Wheeler, Robert G. "Hudson Valley Religious Paintings." Antiques 63 (April 1953): 346-348, 350.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 130, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 270, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 396, 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: 451-452, repro. 452.