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Inscription

lower left: Fr. Müller. 1861.

Provenance

Recorded as from New York. (David Hollander, New York City), by whom sold in 1960 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift to NGA, 1967.

Exhibition History
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, N.Y., 1961-1964, no. 95, color repro., as Confederate Blockade Runner and Union Man-of-War by F.R. Mullen.
1967
Fifty Masterpieces of American Painting from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida, 1967, no cat.
1972
American Primitive Painting, South Texas Artmobile, Corpus Christi, traveling exhibition by the International Exhibitions Foundation, Washington, 1972-1973, no cat.
1980
Extended loan, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1980-1985.
1988
Extended loan for use by Blair House, Washington, D.C., 1988-1995.
1999
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Gerald S. McGowan, U.S. Embassy residence, Lisbon, Portugal, 1999-2001 (unnumbered brochure, repro.).
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: 84, repro., as Confederate Blockade Runner and Union Man-of-War by F. Mullen.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 200, repro., as Confederate Blockade Runner and Union Man-ofWar
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 239, 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: 262-264, repro. 263.