Descended in the family of the sitter to a Mrs. Baylor of Hagerstown, Maryland. (Norman Asner, Baltimore), by whom sold in 1956 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift to NGA, 1978.
- American Primitive Painting, traveling exhibition organized by the Smithsonian Inst. for the U.S. Information Service, Washington, 1954-1955, (not included in cat.). First venue: Kunstmuseum, Lucerne, Switzerland.
- Black Artists/South, Huntsville Museum of Art, Alabama, 1979, no. 95. (cat. by Ralph M. Hudson).
- American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, Exh. cat. Traveling exh. by the International Exhibitions Foundation, Washington, 1985-1987, no. 39, color repro. First venue: Museum of American Folk Art, New York.
- Joshua Johnson: Freeman and Early American Portrait Painter, Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore; Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, Williamsburg, 1987-1988, no. 73, color repro. (not shown at two Whitney Museum venues, NY and Stamford, CT).
- 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. 39, repro.
- American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 184, repro.
- Perry, Mary Lynn. "Joshua Johnson: His Historical Context and His Art." M.A. thesis. George Washington University, Washington, 1983: iii, 128, 130, 135, 192, 193.
- American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 214, repro.
- 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: 228-230, repro. 229.