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Inscription

lower left: C. Hofmann Painter 1872; lower right: VIEW of BENJAMIN REBER'S FARM, / in Lower Heidelberg Township, / Berks County Pa. / taken from the North-Side.

Provenance

Recorded as from Berks County, Pennsylvania. Purchased in 1951 by 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, Washington, 1954, no. 112.
1955
American Primitive Paintings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1955.
1956
American Primitive Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1956, no. 30.
1957
American Primitive Paintings from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Part II, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1957.
1958
American Folk Art. Part of American Art. Four Exhibitions, Brussels Universal and International Exhibition, Belgium, 1958, no. 100, 52.
1962
Exhibition of Early American Art, Academy of the Arts, Talbot County Historical Society, Easton, Maryland, 1962.
1968
Pennsylvania Almshouse Painters--Charles Hofmann, John Rasmussen and Louis Mader, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, Williamsburg, 1968, unpaginated and unnumbered (cat. by Thomas Armstrong).
1971
The Beckoning Land, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 1971, no. 73.
1971
What is American in American Art, M. Knoedler and Co. [benefit exhibition for the Museum of American Folk Art], New York, 1971, no. 73, repro.
1974
Loan for display with permanent collection, Mobile Art Gallery, Alabama, 1974-1975.
1976
Loan for display with permanent collection, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, 1976-1982.
1984
Extended loan for use by Secretary John Block, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C., 1984-1985.
1985
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, Exh. cat. Traveling exh. by the International Exhibitions Foundation, Washington, 1985-1987, no. 37, color repro. First venue: Museum of American Folk Art, New York.
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. 37, repro.
Bibliography
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 68, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 176, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 203, 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: 201-202, 203, color repro. 202.