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Provenance

Recorded as from New York. (The Primitives Gallery of Harry Stone, New York, by 1942).[1] Purchased in 1950 by Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch;[2] gift to NGA, 1953.

Exhibition History
1942
Exhibition of One Hundred and Fifty Years of American Primitives, The Primitives Gallery of Harry Stone, New York, 1942, no. 36.
1968
The American Primitive Paintings Exhibit, organized by the Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California, for de Saisset Art Gallery, University of Santa Clara, 1968.
1971
Extended loan for use by Secretary Roger C. B. Morton, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., 1971-1975.
1975
American Folk Art: Tour in the Arkansas Artmobile Bicentennial Exhibition, traveling exhibition organized by the Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, 1975-1976, no cat.
1988
A Little Bestiary: Naive Paintings from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey, 1988, no cat.
Bibliography
1942
Drepperd, Carl W. American Pioneer Arts and Artists. Springfield, Massachusetts, 1942: 77.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 132, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 272, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 398, 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: 463-464, repro. 463.