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Provenance

Descended in the Cooley family, Sunderland, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Esther Cooley Page.[1] (Robert Schuyler Tompkins, Sheffield, Massachusetts,) by whom sold in 1949 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift to NGA, 1964.

Exhibition History
1954
American Primitive Painting, traveling exhibition organized by the Smithsonian Inst. for the U.S. Information Service, Washington, 1954-1955, no. 63. First venue: Kunstmuseum, Lucerne, Switzerland.
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. 77, color repro. First venue: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.
1966
The Folk Artist in the City: Erastus Salisbury Field in New York, Museum of Early American Folk Arts (now MAFA), New York, 1966, no. 24.
1967
Fifty Masterpieces of American Primitive Painting from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida, 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. 105, 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.
1971
Twenty-five Folk Artists: Their Lives and Work, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1971, no cat.
1972
The Hand and the Spirit: Religious Art in America, 1700-1900, traveling exhibition, 1972-1973, no. 54. (cat. by Jane Dillenberger and Joshua Taylor). First venue: University Art Museum, Berkeley, California.
1974
American Narrative Painting, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1974, no. 22.
1978
The American Folk Art Tradition: Paintings from the Garbisch Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1978.
1984
Erastus Salisbury Field: 1805-1900, traveling exhibition, 1984-1985, 48, 110, no. 84. (cat. by Mary C. Black). First venue: Museum of Fine arts, Springfield, Massachusetts.
1985
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, Exh. cat. Traveling exh. by the International Exhibitions Foundation, Washington, 1985-1987, no. 29, 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. 29, repro.
1990
Egypt, The Sources and the Legacy: Ancient Egyptian and Egyptian Revival Objects, Sarah Lawrence College Art Gallery, Bronxville, New York, 1990, no. 8.
Bibliography
1963
French, Reginald F., and Agnes M. Dods. "Erastus Salisbury Field, 1805-1900." Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin 28 (October 1963): 128, no. 245 (includes their "Checklist of Paintings attributed to Erastus S. Field").
1966
Gerdts, William H. "Egyptian Motifs in 19th-century American Painting and Sculpture." Antiques 90 (October 1966): 499, 501.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 60, repro.
1972
Rozwenc, Edwin C. The Making of American Society. Boston, 1972: 488-489.
1974
Neumeyer, Alfred. Geschichte der Amerikanischen Malerei. Munich, 1974: 143, color pl. 16.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 158, repro.
1980
Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1980: 10, repro.
1981
Mann, Donna. "American Naive Paintings in the National Gallery of Art." 26th Annual Washington Antiques Show Catalogue (January 1981): 42.
1988
Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. Rev. ed. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1988: 12, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 182, 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: 135-138, color repro. 137.