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Provenance

Recorded as from Maryland. (Frederick Fuessenich, Litchfield, Connecticut). (Harry Shaw Newman, Old Print Shop, New York), by whom sold in 1952 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift to NGA, 1959.

Exhibition History
1957
American Primitive Paintings from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Part II, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1957, no. 37.
1958
American Primitive Paintings from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Springfield Art Museum, Missouri, 1958, no cat.
1965
Ammi Phillips, 1788-1865, Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, 1965-1966, special issue of Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin 30 (October 1965), 104, no. 171, repro. on cover.
1968
Ammi Phillips, Museum of American Folk Art, New York, 1968, 27, no. 59, (cat. by Barbara and Lawrence Holdridge).
1968
The American Primitive Paintings Exhibit, organized by the Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California, for de Saisset Art Gallery, University of Santa Clara, 1968.
1975
Extended loan for use by the Ambassador, U.S. Embassy residence, Dublin, Ireland, 1975-1978.
1994
Revisiting Ammi Phillips: Fifty Years of American Portraiture, Museum of American Folk Art, New York; San Diego Museum of Art, Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, 1994, plate XVIII.
Bibliography
1966
Warren, William Lamson. "Ammi Phillips, A Critique." Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin 31 (January 1966): 13.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 88, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 208, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 260, 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: 277, repro. 276.
2007
Brownstein, Joan R., and Bobbi Terkowitz. "A brilliant formula: Ammi Phillips's women in white." Antiques CLXXII, no. 5 (November 2007): 152-161, repro.