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Inscription

center right on memorial: In Memory of / Nicholas M. S. Catlin / Son of / Nathan S. and Phebe C. Catlin / Died / April 19th 1852 / Aged 1 yr. 1 mo 15 days

Provenance

Recorded as from upper New York State. (Thurston Thacher, Hyde Park, New York), by whom sold in 1948 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift to NGA, 1955.

Exhibition History
1954
American Primitive Painting from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Part I, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1954, no. 97, as Susane Walters, Memorial to Nicholas Catlin.
1955
American Primitive Paintings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1955.
1961
101 Masterpieces of American Primitive Painting from the Coll. of E.W. and B.C. Garbisch, traveling exh. by the Amer. Fed. of Arts, N.Y., 1961-1964, no. 86, color repro., as by Susane Walters. First venue: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.
1967
Fifty Masterpieces of American 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. 86, repro., as by Susan Walters. 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.
1971
Extended loan for use by The Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, D.C., 1971-1992.
1972
Extended loan for use in Chief Justice Rehnquist's chambers, 1986-1992.
1993
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Swanee Hunt, U.S. Embassy residence, Vienna, Austria, 1993-1997.
Bibliography
1963
Heydenryk, Henry. The Art and History of Frames. New York, 1963: fig. 92, as Susane Walters, Memorial to Nicholas Catlin.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 118, repro., as by Susane Walters.
1979
Heslip, Colleen Cowles. Mrs. Susan C. Waters, 19th-Century Itinerant Paitner. Exh. cat. Bedford Gallery, Longwood Fine Arts Center, Longwood College, Virginia, 1979: 8-9, cat. no. 30, as by Susan C. Waters.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 253, repro.
1980
Pike, Martha V., and Janice Gray Armstrong. A Time to Mourn: Expressions of Grief in Nineteenth Century America. Exh. cat. The Museums at Stony Brook, New York, 1980: 75-76.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 413, 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: 547-550, repro. 549.