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Provenance

George Washington Westwood (the youngest child in the portrait), Baltimore; to his grand-niece, Grace Geddess Davis; to her sons, George Harvey Davis and Howard G. Davis, Baltimore; by whom sold 1955 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift to NGA, 1959.

Exhibition History

1948
An Exhibition of Portraits by Joshua Johnson, The Peale Museum, Baltimore, 1948, no. 14, (cat. by J. Hall Pleasants).
1957
American Primitive Paintings from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Part II, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1957, no. 30.
1958
The Charm of Youth, traveling exhibition organized by the American Federation of Arts, New York, 1958, no cat. known.
1960
American Painters of the South, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1960, no. 47.
1962
Exhibition of Early American Art, Academy of the Arts, Talbot County Historical Society, Easton, Maryland, 1962, no. 33.
1967
Ten Afro-American Artists of the 19th Century, Howard University, Washington, 1967, 10, (cat. by James A. Porter).
1970
Dimensions of Black, La Jolla Museum of Art, California, 1970, no. 163.
1971
Twenty-five Folk Artists: Their Lives and Work, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1971, no cat.
1973
American Primitive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, Holland Union, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1973, exhibition guide (copy not located).
1975
The World of Franklin and Jefferson, traveling exhibition circulated by the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration, 6 venues (Paris, Warsaw, London, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles), 1975-1977, not included in cat.
1978
The American Folk Art Tradition: Paintings from the Garbisch Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1978.
1981
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, Terra Museum of American Art, Evanston, Illinois, 1981-1982, no. 10, color repro. (cat. by Ronald McKnight Melvin).
1985
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, traveling exh. by the International Exhibitions Foundation, Washington, 1985-1987, no. 41, color repro., detail p. 25. First venue: Museum of American Folk Art, New York.
1987
Joshua Johnson: Freeman and Early American Portrait Painter, Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore; Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, Williamsburg, 1987-1988, no. 45, color repro. (not shown at two Whitney Museum venues, NY and Stamford, CT).
1988
La Nascita di Una Nazione: Pittori americani dalla National Gallery of Art di Washington 1730-1880, Palazzo Pepoli Campogrande, Bologna; Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna di Ca'Pesaro, Venice, 1988-1989, no. 41, repro.

Bibliography

1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 74, repro.
1976
Wilmerding, John. American Art. Hammondsworth, England, and New York, 1976: 53, 292, color pl. 53.
1978
King, Marian. Adventures in Art: National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1978: 94, pl. 57.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 185, repro.
1980
Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1980: 10, no. 10, color repro.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 543, no. 819, color repro.
1985
Rubin, Cynthia Elyce. Southern Folk Art. Birmingham, Alabama, 1985: color repro. 54.
1988
Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. Rev. ed. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1988: 68, no. 11, color 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: 232-233, color repro. 233.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 214, repro.
2004
Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 301, no. 243, color repro.
2013
Smith, Roberta. "Curator, Tear Down These Walls." New York Times 162, no. 56,036 (February 3, 2013): AR-23, color repro.

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