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Inscription

across top reverse (no longer visible; photograph in object file [1967.20.1] in NGA curatorial records): MARION, Feasting the British / OFFICER on Sweet Potatoes. / By G. W. Mark, / Pnxt., / 1848; lower left reverse: 40

Provenance

Recorded as from New York State. May have descended from the artist to Judge Franklin G. Fessenden, executor of George Washington Mark's estate, Greenfield, Massachusetts.[1] Collection of Hiram J. Halle, Pound Ridge, New York. Halle estate sale (conducted by O. Rundle Gilbert on the grounds), 9-13 October 1961, cat. no. 1706, sold to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift to NGA, 1967.

Exhibition History
1897
Possibly exhibited in The "Count Mark Art Gallery", Franklin County Hospital, Greenfield, Massachusetts, 1897, no. 31, (with description under no. 10).
1970
Art in South Carolina 1670-1970, Gibbes Memorial Art Gallery, Charleston; Columbia Museum of Art; Greenfield County Museum of Art, South Carolina, 1970, no. 101, (cat. by Francis W. Bilodeau).
1973
Extended loan for use by the Council on Economic Policy, Office of the Secretary of the Treasury, The White House, 1973-1974.
1974
Extended loan for use by the Ambassador, U.S. Embassy residence, East Berlin, East Germany, 1974-1977.
1977
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Stoessel, U.S. Embassy residence, Bonn, West Germany, 1977-1981.
1982
Extended loan for use by Secretary Drew Lewis, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C., 1982-1983.
1985
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Faith Whittlesey, U.S. Embassy residence, Bern, Switzerland, 1985-1988.
1988
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Philip D. Winn, U.S. Embassy residence, Bern, Switzerland, 1988-1990.
1993
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art (NGA National Lending Service exhibition), Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, 1993-1994.
1993
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art (NGA National Lending Service exhibition), Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, Savannah, Georgia, 1993.
1994
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art (NGA National Lending Service exhibition), Heckscher Museum, Huntington, New York, 1994.
1994
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art (NGA National Lending Service exhibition), Louisiana Arts and Science Center, Baton Rouge, 1994-1995.
1995
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art (NGA National Lending Service exhibition), Boise Art Museum, Idaho, 1995.
1995
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art (NGA National Lending Service exhibition), McKissick Museum, Columbia, South Carolina, 1995.
1995
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art (NGA National Lending Service exhibition), Pensacola Museum of Art, Florida, 1995.
1995
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art (NGA National Lending Service exhibition), St. John's Museum of Art, Wilmington, North Carolina, 1995-1996.
1996
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art (NGA National Lending Service exhibition), Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainseville, 1996-1997.
1996
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art (NGA National Lending Service exhibition), James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 1996.
1996
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art (NGA National Lending Service exhibition), Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California, 1996.
1996
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art (NGA National Lending Service exhibition), Maier Museum of Art, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1996.
1997
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art (NGA National Lending Service exhibition), Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, 1997.
1998
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art (NGA National Lending Service exhibition), Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, Connecticut, 1998.
2010
American Naive Paintings from the Garbisch Collection at the National Gallery of Art, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia, 2010, no cat.
Bibliography
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 80, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 197, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 234, 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: 252-254, repro. 253.