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Provenance

Recorded as from Connecticut. Purchased in 1950 by Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift to NGA, 1955.

Exhibition History
1956
American Primitive Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1956, no. 31.
1957
American Primitive Paintings from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Part II, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1957.
1962
Exhibition of Early American Art, Academy of the Arts, Talbot County Historical Society, Easton, Maryland, 1962, no. 35.
1964
Man: Glory, Jest, and Riddle: A Survey of the Human Form through the Ages, M. H. De Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco; San Francisco Museum of Art, 1964-1965, no. 146.
1973
American Primitive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, Holland Union, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1973, exhibition guide (copy not located).
1978
The American Folk Art Tradition: Paintings from the Garbisch Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1978.
1984
Politics in Art, Museum of the Borough of Brooklyn, Brooklyn College, 1984, no. 80.
1985
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, traveling exh. by the International Exhibitions Foundation, Washington, 1985-1987, no. 5, color repro. First venue: Museum of American Folk Art, New York.
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.
1988
La Nascita di Una Nazione: Pittori americani dalla National Gallery of Art di Washington 1730-1880, Palazzo Pepoli Campogrande, Bologna; Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna di Ca'Pesaro, Venice, 1988-1989, no. 5, repro.
1991
Zeichen der Freiheit: Das Bild der Republik in der Kunst des 16. bis 20. Jahrhunderts [Emblems of Liberty: The Image of the Republic in the Art of the 16th to the 20th Century], Bernisches Historisches Museum, Bern, Switzerland, 1991, not in cat.
2003
Jefferson's America & Napoleon's France: An Exhibition for the Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial, New Orleans Museum of Art, 2003, no. 146, repro.
2010
American Naive Paintings from the Garbisch Collection at the National Gallery of Art, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia, 2010, no cat.
Bibliography
1958
Jones, Louis C. "Liberty and Considerable License." Antiques 74 (July 1958): 43.
1967
Fleming, E. McClung. "From Indian Princess to Greek Goddess: The American Image, 1783-1815." Winterthur Portfolio 3 (1967): 62.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 138, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 280, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 409, 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: 526-528, color repro. 527.