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Provenance

Recorded as from New York. Private collection, Boston; sold by October 1965 to (Hirschl and Adler Galleries, New York), by whom sold in 1965 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift to NGA, 1969.

Exhibition History
1968
American Naive Painting of the 18th and 19th Centuries: 111 Masterpieces from the Collection of E.W. and B.C. Garbisch, traveling exh. by Amer. Fed. of Arts, N.Y., 1968-1970, no. 72, repro. First venue, Grand Palais, Paris.
1970
American Naive Painting of the 18th and 19th Centuries: Masterpieces from the Collection of E.W. and B.C. Garbisch, by the the Amer. Fed. of Arts, N.Y., and Mainichi News., Mihobashi Mitsukoshi, Tokyo, 1970, no cat.
1975
Seascape and the American Imagination, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1975, 40, 43, 117 (cat. by Roger B. Stein).
1978
The American Folk Art Tradition: Paintings from the Garbisch Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1978.
1985
Night Lights: 19th and 20th Century American Nocturne Paintings, Taft Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1985, 4, 19.
1986
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Robie Marcus Hooker Palmer, U.S. Embassy residence, Budapest, Hungary, 1986-1990.
1990
Extended loan for use by Ambassador James R. Woolsey, U.S. Representative to the Negotiations on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe, ambassadorial residence, Vienna, Austria, 1990-1993.
1999
Extended loan for use by Secretary William Richardson, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, D.C., 1999-2001.
2001
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Robert Zoellick, U.S. Trade Representative, Washington, D.C., 2001-2005.
2008
Thomas Chambers, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia; The Hyde Collection Art Museum, Glens Falls; American Folk Art Museum, New York; Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, 2008-2010, unnumbered catalogue, fig. 2-3.
Bibliography
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 128, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 138, 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: 56-58, repro. 58.