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Provenance

Recorded as from Massachusetts. (Robert Schuyler Tompkins, Sheffield, Massachusetts), by whom sold in 1949 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift to NGA, 1978.

Exhibition History
1958
American Primitive Paintings from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Springfield Art Museum, Missouri, 1958, no cat.
1980
Extended loan for use by The Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, D.C., 1980-1981.
1984
Erastus Salisbury Field: 1805-1900, traveling exhibition, 1984-1985, no. 96, fig. 53, (cat. by Mary C. Black). First venue: Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts.
1985
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, Exh. cat. Traveling exh. by the International Exhibitions Foundation, Washington, 1985-1987, no. 28, 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. 28, repro.
Bibliography
1963
Black, Mary C. Erastus Salisbury Field, 1805-1900. Exh. cat, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, Williamsburg, Va., 1963: part 18.
1963
French, Reginald F., and Agnes M. Dods. "Erastus Salisbury Field, 1805-1900." Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin 28 (October 1963): 126, 228 (includes their "Checklist of Paintings attributed to E. S. Field").
1966
Black, Mary C. "Rediscovery: Erastus Salisbury Field." Art in America 54 (January-February, 1966): 55.
1976
Bishop, Robert C. The Borden Limner and His Contemporaries. Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1975: 65, 67.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 161, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 181, 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: 131-132, repro. 132.