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Inscription

lower left: [Kemmelm]eyer Pin[xi]t th[e] [] January 180[]; lower right: First Landing of / C.R COLUMBUS at the / Ifland St SALVADOR South / AMERICA the 11th October

Provenance

Recorded as from Maryland. (The Old Print Shop, New York); sold 1948 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift 1966 to NGA.

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.
1962
Exhibition of Early American Art, Academy of the Arts, Talbot County Historical Society, Easton, Maryland, 1962, no. 9.
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.
1972
American Primitive Painting, South Texas Artmobile, Corpus Christi, traveling exhibition by the International Exhibitions Foundation, Washington, 1972-1973, no cat.
1973
Extended loan for use by Justice William H. Rehnquist, The Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, D.C., 1973-1976.
1976
In This Academy: The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1805-1976, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1976, no. 138, repro. 103.
1981
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, Terra Museum of American Art, Evanston, Illinois, 1981-1982, no. 37 (cat. by Ronald McKnight Melvin).
1985
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, traveling exh. by the International Exhibitions Foundation, Washington, 1985-1987, no. 42, 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. 42, repro.
1993
Extended loan for use by Ambassador James Blanchard, U.S. Embassy residence, Ottawa, Canada, 1993-1995.
1997
Loan for display with permanent collection, South Texas Institute for the Arts, Corpus Christi, 1997.
1997
Washington County Artists, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, Maryland, 1997-1998, no cat.
Bibliography
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 76, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 186, repro.
1984
Adams, E. Bryding. "Frederick Kemmelmeyer, Maryland Itinerant Artist." Antiques 125 (January 1984): color pl. 2.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 217, 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: 239-241, color repro. 240.