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center left on roof of turreted building: DABNY

Provenance

Recorded as from Philadelphia.[1] (Walter Wallace, city unknown), by whom sold in 1956 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift to NGA, 1968.

Exhibition History
1958
American Folk Art. Part of American Art. Four Exhibitions, Brussels Universal and International Exhibition, Belgium, 1958, no. 59, 38, as Northwestern Town by Unknown.
1962
Exhibition of Early American Art, Academy of the Arts, Talbot County Historical Society, Easton, Maryland, 1962, no. 17.
1970
Extended loan for use by The White House, Washington, D.C., 1970-1973.
1982
Extended loan for use by Secretaries Drew Lewis and Elizabeth Dole, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C., 1982-1987.
1989
Extended loan for use by Carla Hills, U.S. Trade Representative, Washington, D.C., 1989-1993.
1993
Extended loan for use by Michael Kantor, U.S. Trade Representative, Washington, D.C., 1993-1994.
1995
Extended loan for use by Secretary William M. Daley, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C., 1995-1997.
2001
Extended loan for use by Vice President Richard Cheney, The White House, Washington, D.C., 2001.
2005
Extended loan for use by Secretary Samuel Bodman, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, D.C., 2005-2008.
Bibliography
1958
American Folk Art. Part of American Art. Four Exhibitions. Exh. cat. Brussels Universal and International Exhibition, Belgium, 1958: no. 59, 38, as Northwestern Town by Unknown.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 142, repro., as Northwestern Town by Unknown 19th Century American.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 285, repro., as Northwestern Town by Unknown 19th Century American.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 431, 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: 619-622, repro. 621.