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Provenance

Recorded as from Massachusetts. Purchased in 1952 by Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift to NGA, 1956.

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. 86.
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.
1963
Erastus Salisbury Field 1805-1900, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1963, no. 110.
1968
The American Primitive Paintings Exhibit, organized by the Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California, for de Saisset Art Gallery, University of Santa Clara, 1968.
1978
The American Folk Art Tradition: Paintings from the Garbisch Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1978.
1984
Erastus Salisbury Field: 1908-1900, traveling exhibition, 1984-1985, 51, no. 93, fig. 50 (cat. by Mary C. Black). First venue: Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts.
1998
American Light: Selections from the National Gallery of Art, Art Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke, 1998, no cat.
Bibliography
1963
Feld, Stuart P. "The Tradition of the Primitive Imagination--Denied." Antiques 83 (January 1963): 101.
1963
French, Reginald F., and Agnes M. Dods. "Erastus Salisbury Field, 1805-1900." Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin 28 (October 1963): 129, no. 254 (includes their "Checklist of Paintings attributed to E. S. Field").
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 58, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 158, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 182, 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: 133-134, repro. 134.