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Provenance

Recorded as from Massachusetts. Purchased in 1949 by Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift to NGA, 1978.

Exhibition History
1962
Early American Folk Arts, organized by Museum of Early American Folk Arts (now MAFA), held at Time-Life Exhibit Center, New York, 1962, no cat.
1963
Erastus Salisbury Field, 1805-1900, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, 1963, no. 107.
1966
The Folk Artist in the City: Erastus Salisbury Field in New York, Museum of American Folk Art, New York, 1966, no. 27.
1972
The Hand and the Spirit: Religious Art in America, 1700-1900, traveling exhibition, 1972-1973, 118. (cat. by Jane Dillenberger and Joshua Taylor). First venue: University Art Museum, Berkeley, California.
1984
Erastus Salisbury Field: 1805-1900, traveling exhibition, 1984-1985, no. 88, fig. 48. (cat. by Mary C. Black). First venue: Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts.
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.
Bibliography
1963
French, Reginald F., and Agnes M. Dods. "Erastus Salisbury Field, 1805-1900." Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin 28 (October 1963): 129, no. 252 (includes their "Checklist of Paintings attributed to E. S. Field").
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: 183, 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: 138-140, repro. 139.
1996
American Naive Paintings: From the National Gallery of Art. American Art Review, Vol. VIII, No. 6, 1996, no. 137, repro.