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Inscription

on judges stand: 2-6; on newspaper of fifth man at lower left:BOSTON HERALD

Provenance

Recorded as from Rhode Island. Mrs. Lunsford P. Yandell, Greenwich, Connecticut, who gave it in the late 1920s or early 1930s to her daughter, Mrs. John W. Hanes [Hope Yandell Hanes], New York. Sold by Mrs. Hanes in 1964 to (Wildenstein and Company, New York), by whom sold in 1964 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch;[1] by bequest to NGA, 1980.

Exhibition History
1968
American Naive Painting of the 18th and 19th Centuries: 111 Masterpieces from the Collection of E.W. and B.C. Garbisch, traveling exh. by Amer. Fed. of Arts, N.Y., 1968-1970, no. 84. First venue: Grand Palais, Paris.
Bibliography
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 401, 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: 476-478, color repro. 477.