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Inscription

on face of pedestal: Mackay Pinxt. [1]791

Provenance

Recorded as from Connecticut. (Harry Shaw Newman, Old Print Shop, New York), by whom sold in 1948 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift to NGA, 1956.

Exhibition History
1948
Up from the Cradle, New-York Historical Society, New York, 1948-1949, no. 20, no cat.
1957
American Primitive Paintings from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Part II, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1957, no. 24.
1961
Extended loan for use by The White House, Washington, D.C., 1961-1962.
1967
National Gallery Loan Exhibition, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1967, no. 5.
1968
American Primitive Paintings from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Columbus Museum of Arts and Crafts, Columbus, Georgia, 1968-1969, no. 6.
1972
The Beardsley Limner and Some Contemporaries, A. A. Rockefeller Folk Art Center, Williamsburg; Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey; New Haven Colony Historical Society, Connecticut, 1972-1973, no. 23 (cat. by Christine S. Schloss).
Bibliography
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 80, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 196, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 230, 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: 247, repro. 248.