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Inscription

on reverse (no longer visible, photograph in object file [1978.80.9] in NGA curatorial records): Wm. M Prior 3 Section Trenton Street / East Boston

Provenance

Recorded as from New Hampshire. (Mrs. H. L. Henderson, city unknown), by whom sold in 1949 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift to NGA, 1978.

Exhibition History
1954
American Primitive Painting, traveling exhibition organized by the Smithsonian Inst. for the U.S. Information Service, Washington, 1954-1955, no. 58. First venue: Kunstmuseum, Lucerne, Switzerland.
1962
Exhibition of Early American Art, Academy of the Arts, Talbot County Historical Society, Easton, Maryland, 1962, no. 14.
1995
Is She or Isn't He? Identifying Gender in Folk Portraits of Children. Heritage Plantation of Sandwich, Massachusetts, 1995, no. 30, repro.
Bibliography
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 212, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 267, 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: 301, repro. 302.