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Inscription

lower right of image: A. HASHAGEN.; across bottom: Ship Arkansas Capt Nehemiah Laribee. Left the Port Havana. MAY 1847.; on banner of foreground ship: ARKANSAS; on banner of distant ship on left: RUSSIA; on ship in left foreground: CUBA

Provenance

Recorded as from Pennsylvania. Purchased by 1956 by Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch;[1] 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. 93.
1968
The American Primitive Paintings Exhibit, organized by the Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California, for de Saisset Art Gallery, Universtiy of Santa Clara, 1968.
1970
Extended loan for use by The White House, Washington, D.C., 1970-1973.
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.
1986
Extended loan for use by the White House Preservation Office in the ceremonial office of the Vice President, Old Executive Office Building, Washington, D.C., 1986-1997.
1997
Extended loan for display in the ceremonial office of Vice President Albert Gore, Jr., Old Executive Office Building, Washington, D.C., 1997-2001.
2001
Extended loan for display in the ceremonial office of Vice President Richard B. Cheney, Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building (formerly Old Executive Office Building), Washington, D.C., 2001-
Bibliography
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 64, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 171, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 195, 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: 173-175, repro. 174.