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Provenance

Descended in the family of the sitter, New York, until 1951, when purchased by Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift 1958 to NGA.

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. 73.
1972
American Primitive Painting, South Texas Artmobile, Corpus Christi, traveling exhibition by the International Exhibitions Foundation, Washington, 1972-1973, no cat.
1988
Face to Face: M. W. Hopkins and Noah North, Museum of Our National Heritage, Lexington, Massachusetts, 1988, 104 (cat. by Jacqueline Oak et al.).
Bibliography
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 148, repro., as by Unknown American.
1977
Muller, Nancy C., and Jacquelyn Oak. "Noah North (1809-1880)." Antiques 112 (November 1977): 940.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 295, repro., as by Unknown American.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 206, 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: 207-210, color repro. 209.