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Provenance

Sophie Cuthbert Aspinwall [Mrs. Woolsey Aspinwall], Washington;[1] her son, John Cuthbert Aspinwall, Norfolk, Virginia; sold to (Eunice Chambers, Hartsville, South Carolina);[2] purchased January 1955 by Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift 1965 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1961
101 Masterpieces of American Primitive Painting from the Colleciton of E.W. and B.C. Garbisch, traveling exh. by the Amer. Federation of Arts, New York, 1961-1964, no. 13, color repro., as Devout Lady, Attributed to Jeremiah Theus.
1970
Two Centuries of American Portraits, University of Kentucky Art Gallery, Lexington; Paducah Art Gallery; J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, 1970, unnumbered
1976
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Frank Carlucci, U.S. Embassy residence, Lisbon, Portugal, 1976-1979.
1982
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Kenneth Galbraith, U.S. Embassy residence, Paris, France, 1982-1986.
Bibliography
1953
Middleton, Margaret Simons. Jeremiah Theus: Colonial Artist of Charles Town. Columbia, South Carolina, 1953: 126.
1961
101 Masterpieces of American Primitive Painting from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Exh. cat. The American Fed. of Arts, New York, 1961-1964: no. 13, color pl., "Devout Lady," attr. to Theus.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 116, repro., as Mrs. Cuthbert.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 247, repro., as Mrs. Cuthbert.
1981
Williams, William James. A Heritage of American Paintings from the National Gallery of Art. New York, 1981: 15-16, repro. 16.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 375, no. 529, color repro., as Mrs. Cuthbert.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 367, repro., as Mrs. Cuthbert.
1995
Miles, Ellen G. American Paintings of the Eighteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1995: 295, 298, repro. 297.