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Provenance

Descended in the Pease family, Torrington, Connecticut. (Thomas D. Williams, Litchfield, Connecticut), by whom sold in 1954 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift to NGA, 1965.

Exhibition History
1972
American Primitive Painting, South Texas Artmobile, Corpus Christi, traveling exhibition by the International Exhibitions Foundation, Washington, 1972-1973, no cat.
1981
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, Terra Museum of American Art, Evanston, Illinois, 1981-1982, no. 23 (cat. by Ronald McKnight Melvin).
1985
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, traveling exhibition by the International Exhibitions Foundation, Washington, 1985-1987, no. 26, 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. 26, repro.
Bibliography
1963
French, Reginald F., and Agnes M. Dods. "Erastus Salisbury Field, 1805-1900." Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin 28 (October 1963): 120, no. 164 (includes their "Checklist of Paintings attributed to E. S. Field").
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 60, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 160, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 180, 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: 122-124, repro. 123.