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Provenance

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

Exhibition History
1968
The American Primitive Painting Exhibit, organized by the Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California, for de Saisset Art Gallery, University of Santa Clara, 1968.
1974
Extended loan for use by the Ambassador, U.S. Embassy residence, East Berlin, East Germany, 1974-1977.
1982
Extended loan for use by the Ambassador, U.S. Embassy residence, Stockholm, Sweden, 1982-1986.
2010
American Naive Paintings from the Garbisch Collection at the National Gallery of Art, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia, 2010, no cat.
Bibliography
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 128, repro., as by Unknown American.
1979
Heslip, Colleen Cowles. Mrs. Susan C. Waters, 19th-Century Itinerant Painter. Exh. cat. Bedford Gallery, Longwood Fine Arts Center, Longwood College, Virginia, 1979-1980: no. 22. (& biographical info.).
1979
Heslip, Colleen Cowles. "Susan C. Waters." Antiques 155 (April 1979): 769-777.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 268, repro., as by Unknown American.
1985
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 27.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 374, 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: 391-393, color repro. 392.