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Provenance

Recorded as from New York City. (Helena Penrose, Southbury, Connecticut), by whom sold in 1951 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift to NGA, 1958.

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. 65.
1955
American Primitive Paintings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1955.
1958
American Primitive Paintings from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Springfield Art Museum, Missouri, 1958, no cat.
1961
101 Masterpieces of American Primitive Painting from the Collection of E.W. and B.C. Garbisch, traveling exh. by the Amer. Fed. of Arts, New York, 1961-1964, no. 72, color repro. First venue, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
1967
Fifty Masterpieces of American Primitive Painting from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida, 1967, no cat.
1968
American Naive Painting of the 18th and 19th Centuries: 111 Masterpieces from the Collection of E.W. and B.C. Garbisch. traveling exh. by Amer. Fed. of Arts, N.Y., 1968-1970, no. 67, repro. First venue: Grand Palais, Paris.
1970
American Naive Painting of the 18th and 19th Centuries: Masterpieces from the Collection of E.W. and B.C. Garbisch. organized by the Amer. Fed. of Arts, N.Y., and Mainichi News., Nihobashi Mitsukoshi, Tokyo, 1970, no cat.
1971
Twenty-five Folk Artists: Their Lives and Work, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1971, no cat.
1972
American Primitive Painting, South Texas Artmobile, Corpus Christi, traveling exhibition by the International Exhibitions Foundation, Washington, 1972-1973, no cat.
1976
American Cat-alogue: The Cat in American Folk Art, Museum of American Folk Art, New York, 1976, 34 (cat. by Bruce Johnson).
1976
From Foreign Shores: Three Centuries of Art by Foreign-Born American Masters, Milwaukee Art Center, 1976, no. 9.
1978
The American Folk Art Tradition: Paintings from the Garbisch Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1978.
1981
Extended loan for use by Vice President and Mrs. George Bush, Vice President's House, Washington, D.C., 1981-1989.
Bibliography
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 18, repro.
1971
Bihalji-Merin, Oto. Masters of Naive Art. New York, 1971: 226, color pl. 180.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 29, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 34, 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: 28-30, repro. 29.