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Mr. and Mrs. Philo Franklin Wilcox, Springfield, Massachusetts, by 1845; by inheritance to their son, Frank P. Wilcox; his daughter, Theresa Wilcox Powers, by 1949; her niece, Josephine Powers Clapp [Mrs. R. Duncan Clapp], Sarasota, Florida, 1949-1953;[1] sold to (Peter Kostoff, Springfield, Massachusetts); sold 1953 to Edgar and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift 1959 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1971
Twenty-five Folk Artists: Their Lives and Work, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1971, no cat.
1976
Extended loan for use by Secretary William T. Coleman, Jr., U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C., 1976-1977.
1977
Joseph Whiting Stock, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1977, 2, 7, 55-56, no. 29, color repro. on cover.
1981
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, Terra Museum of American Art, Evanston, Illinois, 1981-1982, no. 14, color repro. (cat. by Ronald McKnight Melvin).
1985
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, Exh. cat. Traveling exh. by the International Exhibitions Foundation, Washington, 1985-1987, no. 58, color repro. First venue: Museum of American Folk Art, New York.
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. 58, repro.
1992
Meet Your Neighbors: New England Portraits, Painters, & Society, 1790-1850, Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts, 1992, 32, fig. 11. (cat. by Jessica F. Nicoll).
1995
Is She or Isn't He? Identifying Gender in Folk Portraits of Children. Heritage Plantation of Sandwich, Massachusetts, 1995, no. 36, repro.
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: 100, repro.
1976
Tomlinson, Juliette, ed. The Paintings and the Journal of Joseph Whiting Stock. Middletown, Connecticut, 1976: 44, 66-67, fig. 1 :30.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 225, repro.
1984
Black, Mary. "Phrenological Association, Footnotes to the Biographies of Two Folk Artists." The Clarion (Fall 1984): 44-52, fig. 1.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 344, 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: 377-379, color repro. 378.
1992
Meet Your Neighbors: New England Portraits, Painters, & Society, 1790-1850. Exh. cat. Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts, 1992: 32, fig. 11 (cat. by Jessica F. Nicoll).