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lower right: G. Ropes / Salem 1806

Provenance

Recorded as from the Clifford Crowninshield House, Salem, Massachusetts, possibly removed before 1916.[1] (Harry Shaw Newman, New York); sold 1954 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift to NGA, 1956.

Exhibition History
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. 4.
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.
1970
Extended loan for use by The White House, Washington, D.C., 1970-1974.
1976
Extended loan for use by Secretary Thomas S. Kleppe, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., 1976-1977.
1977
Extended loan for use by the Secretary, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C., 1977-1980.
1982
Extended loan for use by the Ambassador, U.S. Embassy residence, Dublin, Ireland, 1982-1986.
1989
Washington Salutes Washington: The President and the State, Washington State Capitol Museum, Seattle; Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, 1989, 13, (cat. by Marcus Cunliffe, David L. Coon, and Albert F. Appleton).
1990
Extended loan for use by Secretary Jack Kemp, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.
1997
Extended loan for use by Secretary Andrew Cuomo, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C., 1997-2001.
Bibliography
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 94, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 216, repro.
1985
Rubin, Cynthia Elyce. Southern Folk Art. Birmingham, Alabama, 1985: color repro. 70.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 272, 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: 324-326, repro. 325.