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lower right: AEtate 19- / Ao 1737-

Provenance

Recorded as from Kingston, New York. (Jack Bender, city unknown),[1] by whom sold in 1953 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; by bequest to NGA, 1980.

Exhibition History
1954
American Primitive Paintings from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Part I, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1954, not included in cat.
1955
American Primitive Paintings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1955 (replaced another painting and shown about one week).
1961
101 Masterpieces of American Primitive Painting from the Colleciton of E.W. and B.C. Garbisch, traveling exh. by the Amer. Federation of Arts, New York, 1961-1964, no. 11, color repro., as by Unknown. First venue: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.
1967
Merchants and Planters of the Upper Hudson Valley 1700-1750, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, Williamsburg; Albany Institute of History and Art; Museum of American Folk Art and New-York Historical Soc., New York, 1967, unnumbered brochure.
1968
American Naive Painting of the 18th and 19th Centuries: 111 Masterpieces from the Colleciton of E.W. and B.C. Garbisch, traveling exh. by Amer. Fed. of Arts, N.Y., 1968-1970, no. 10, repro. First venue: Grand Palais, Paris.
1970
American Naive Painting of the 18th and 19th Centuries: Masterpieces from the Collection of E.W. and B.C. Garbisch, organized by the Amer. Fed. of Arts, N.Y., and Mainichi News., Nihobashi Mitsukoshi, Tokyo, 1970, no cat.
1970
The New World: 1620-1970, Chrysler Art Museum, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 1970, no. 2.
1985
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, Exh. cat. Traveling exh. by the International Exhibitions Foundation, Washington, 1985-1987, no. 31, 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. 31, repro.
Bibliography
1969
Black, Mary C. "The Gansevoort Limner." Antiques 96 (November 1969): 738, 741-743.
1971
Black, Mary C. "Pieter Vanderlyn and Other Limners of the Upper Hudson." In American Painting to 1776: A Reappraisal. Edited by Ian M. G. Quimby. Charlottesville, Va., 1971: 237.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 187, 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: 148, color repro. 149.