Inscription

lower right, on rock: A.A. Lamb.; formerly on reverse (photograph in object file [1955.11.10] in NGA curatorial records): EXHIBI[T] / [A]ND MEC / []

Provenance

Recorded as from Pennsylvania. Probably (Avis and Rockwell Gardner, Stamford, Connecticut),[1] by whom sold in 1949 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift to NGA, 1955.

Exhibition History
1954
American Primitive Paintings from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Part I, National Gallery of Art, 1954, no. 110.
1962
Extended loan for use by The White House, Washington, D.C., 1962-1989 (temporarily returned to NGA for in-house exhibition in honor of the inauguration, December 1980 - March 1981).
1989
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Walter Curley, U.S. Embassy residence, Paris, France, 1989-1994.
1993
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Madeleine Albright, Representative of the U.S. to the United Nations, office at the U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C., 1993-1997.
1997
Extended loan for use by Secretary Madeleine Albright, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C., 1997-2001.
2001
Extended loan for use by Secretary Ann Veneman, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 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
1954
Barker, Virgil. "Colloquial History Painting." Art in America 42 (May 1954): 124.
1964
American Heritage 15 (April 1964): cover (color).
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 78, repro.
1975
Keyes, Donald D. and Lisa Taft. "David G. Blythe's Civil War Paintings." Antiques 108 (November 1975): 996, fig. 8.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 192, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 224, 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: 241-244, repro. 243.