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Provenance

Descended in the artist's family to Mrs. Adin Field, North Amherst, Massachusetts, from whom acquired in 1942 by her cousin, Mrs. Victor H. (Eleanor) Wesson. (Robert Schuyler Tomkins, Sheffield, Massachusetts), by whom sold in 1949 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift to NGA, 1978.

Exhibition History
1942
Somebody's Ancestors, Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1942, no. 10.
1947
Exhibition of Paintings by Erastus Salisbury Field, Amherst Historical Society, Massachusetts, with the Department of Fine Arts, Amherst College, 1947, no. 16.
1984
Erastus Salisbury Field: 1805-1900, traveling exhibition, 1984-1985, no. 75, fig. 36, (cat. by Mary C. Black). First venue: Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts.
Bibliography
1963
French, Reginald F., and Agnes M. Dods. "Erastus Salisbury Field, 1805-1900." Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin 28 (October 1963): 130, no. 262 (includes their "Checklist of Paintings attributed to E. S. Field").
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 159, 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: 129-130, color repro. 130.