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Inscription

lower left: Grave of William Penn at Jordans in England with a view of the old / Meeting House & Grave-Yard, & J. J. Gurney with some Friends looking at the Grave.

Provenance

Richard Price, Philadelphia, or Joshua Longstreth, Price's father-in-law.[1] Sold by Miss Marian Beans, a descendant, to (Robert Carlen, Philadelphia);[2] sold 1944 to (Edith Gregor Halpert, Downtown Gallery, New York); sold 1944 to (M. Knoedler and Co., New York); sold 1944 to Joseph Katz, New York; sold 1947 to (M. Knoedler and Co., New York); sold 1947 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Pokety Farms, Cambridge, Maryland; bequest 1980 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1960
Edward Hicks, 1780-1849, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, 1960, no. 32.
1985
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, Exh. cat. Traveling exh. by the International Exhibitions Foundation, Washington, 1985-1987, no. 35, color repro. First venue: Museum of American Folk Art, New York.
1988
A Little Bestiary: Naive Paintings from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey, 1988, no cat.
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. 35, repro.
1999
The Kingdoms of Edward Hicks, 5 venues, shown only at the first two, The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, Williamsburg; Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1999-2000, no. 81, fig. 158.
2010
American Naive Paintings from the Garbisch Collection at the National Gallery of Art, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia, 2010, no cat.
Bibliography
1951
Held, Julius. "Edward Hicks and the Tradition." The Art Quarterly 14 (Summer 1951): 122, 133, 136.
1952
Ford, Alice. Edward Hicks, Painter of the Peaceable Kingdom. Philadelphia, 1952: xv, 42, 105-107, 109, 119, 121, 152.
1975
Parry, Ellwood. "Edward Hicks and a Quaker Iconography." Arts Magazine 49 (June 1975): 94.
1983
Mather, Eleanore Price. Edward Hicks: His Peaceable Kingdoms and Other Paintings. Newark, Delaware, 1983: 189, cat. no. 100.
1985
Ford, Alice. Edward Hicks, His Life and Art. New York, 1985: 228-229, color repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 202, 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: 191-193, color repro. 193.