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Provenance

Commissioned by Bartholomew Trueheart (1770-1834), Powhatan County, Virginia. Sold (when Selma, the Trueheart estate, was sold, date unknown), to Dr. Henderson. Given by him to Trueheart's daughter, Martha Armistead;[1] to her daughter, Eliza Bolling; to her son, Wyndham Bolling; to his first cousin once removed, Wyndham Bolling Blanton, Richmond, Virginia, by whom sold in 1948 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift to NGA, 1953.

Exhibition History
1939
Life in America, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1939, no. 115.
1954
American Primitive Paintings from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Part I, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1954, no. 25.
1955
American Primitive Paintings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1955.
1957
American Primitive Paintings from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Part II, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1957.
1960
American Painters of the South, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1960, no. 25.
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. 23, 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.
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. 29, repro. 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.
1976
Extended loan for use by the Ambassador, U.S. Embassy residence, Tokyo, Japan, 1976-1980.
1984
Extended loan for use by Secretary John Block, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C., 1984-1986.
1986
A Gentleman's Pursuit: Our Fox-Hunting Forefathers, Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Delaware, 1986, no cat.
1986
Extended loan for use by Secretary Richard Lyng, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C., 1986-1987.
1988
A Little Bestiary: Naive Paintings from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey, 1988, no cat.
1992
Extended loan for use by Ambassador William Fitzgerald, U.S. Embassy residence, Dublin, Ireland, 1992-1993.
1997
The Horse in Virginia, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, 1997-1998, no cat.
2000
The Virginia Landscape, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, 2000, no cat.
2001
Extended loan for use by Secretary Mel Martinez, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C., 2001-2005.
2005
Extended loan for use by Secretary Mike Nicholson, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, D.C., 2005-2007.
2007
Extended loan for use by Secretary James Peake, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, D.C., 2007-2008.
Bibliography
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 134, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 274, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 400, 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: 595-598, color repro. 597.