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Provenance

Captain Winthrop Chandler, Woodstock, Connecticut; by inheritance to John Paine, nephew of Mrs. Samuel Chandler;[1] his son, John Paine, Jr.; his son, John Merrick Paine; his son, Dr. Robert Child Paine, Thompson, Connecticut; his widow, Mrs. Robert Child Paine; her children, Mrs. Prudence Paine Kwiecien, Hamilton Child Paine, and Agnes C. Paine, Thompson, Connecticut, who lent it to the Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts, from 2 June 1947 to 7 November 1955; purchased 1955 by Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift 1964 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1947
Eighty Eminent Painters of Connecticut, Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, Connecticut, 1947, no. 6.
1947
Winthrop Chandler, Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts, 1947, no. 14.
1957
American Primitive Paintings from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Part II, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1957, no. 21.
1957
Art Our Children Live With, Downtown Gallery, New York, 1957, no. 7.
1958
American Folk Art. Part of American Art. Four Exhibitions, Brussels Universal and International Exhibition, Belgium, 1958, no. 50, 37, repro. 50.
1961
101 Masterpieces of American Primitive Painting from the Collection of E.W. and B.C. Garbisch, traveling exh. by the Amer. Federation of Arts, New York, 1961-1964, no. 21, color repro. First venue: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.
1966
Art of the United States: 1670-1966, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1966, no. 44.
1967
Fifty Masterpieces of American Primitive Painting from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, 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. 15, 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.
1974
The Flowering of American Folk Art 1776-1876, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond; The M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, 1974, no. 3, repro. (cat. by Jean Lipman and Alice Winchester).
1975
The Face of Liberty: Founders of the United States, Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth, Texas, 1975-1976, 119, color pl. 25, (cat. by James Thomas Flexner).
1976
Paintings by New England Provincial Artists: 1775-1800, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1976, no. 30 (cat. by Nina Fletcher Little).
1980
American Folk Painters of Three Centuries, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1980, 29-31, color repro. (cat. edited by Jean Lipman and Thomas Armstrong).
1981
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, Terra Museum of Americna Art, Evanston, Illinois, 1981-1982, no. 21, color repro. (cat. by Ronald McKnight Melvin).
1985
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, traveling exhibition by the International Exhibitions Foundation, Washingotn, 1985-1987, no. 21, color repro. First venue: Museum of American Folk Art, N.Y.
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. 21, repro.
1990
Five Star Folk Art, Museum of American Folk Art, New York, 1990, no. 5, repro., fig. 5.
1995
Loan for display with permanent collection, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, 1995-1996.
Bibliography
1947
Flexner, James Thomas. "Winthrop Chandler: An Eighteenth-Century Artisan Painter." Magazine of Art 40 (November 1947): 274, 275, 278.
1947
Little, Nina Fletcher. "Winthrop Chandler, Limner of Windham County, Connecticut." Art in America 35 (April 1947): 84, 90, 112-113, 162.
1955
Sawitzky, Susan. "Portraits by Reuben Moulthrop." New-York Historical Society Quarterly 39 (October): 386, 389, 391-393.
1966
Black, Mary, and Jean Lipman. American Folk Painting. New York, 1966: 19.
1967
Sadik, Marvin. Christian Gullager: Portrait Painter to Federal America. Washington, 1967: 16-17.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 40, repro.
1970
Frankenstein, Alfred. The World of Copley. New York, 1970: 94-95.
1970
Mendelowitz, Daniel M. A History of American Art. 2nd ed. New York, 1970: 118.
1974
Dorner, Jane. Fashion: The Changing Shape of Fashion through the Years. London, 1974: 104.
1976
Franc, Helen M., and Jean Lipman. Bright Stars: American Painting and Sculpture Since 1776. New York, 1976: 33.
1977
Andrews, Ruth, ed. How to Know American Folk Art. New York, 1977: 91-92.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 129, repro.
1980
Little, Nina Fletcher. Neat and Tidy: Boxes and Their Contents Used in Early American Households. New York, 1980: 94-96.
1980
Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1980: no. 12, color repro.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 387, no. 550, color repro.
1988
Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. Rev. ed. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1988: 72, no. 13, color repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 140, 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: 64-65, color repro. 67.