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Painted for the family of William Janney, Newtown, Pennsylvania; taken south by Mary Janney after her marriage. Given by a member of the Goose Creek Meeting, Loudon County, Virginia, to a family in Silver Spring, Maryland.[1] (Robert Carlen, Philadelphia); sold to (Edith Gregor Halpert, Downtown Gallery, New York); sold 1945 to (M. Knoedler and Co., New York); sold 1945 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
1957
American Primitive Paintings from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Part II, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1957, not included in cat.
1960
Edward Hicks, 1780-1849, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1960, no. 18.
1994
Extended loan for display with the museum's collection, 1994-2004.
Bibliography
1945
Price, Frederick Newlin. Edward Hicks 1780-1849. The Benjamin West Society, Swarthmore College. Swarthmore, Pennsylvania., 1945: 6, 26.
1952
Ford, Alice. Edward Hicks, Painter of the Peaceable Kingdom. Philadelphia, 1952: xiii, xiv, 145.
1983
Mather, Eleanore Price. Edward Hicks: His Peaceable Kingdoms and Other Paintings. Newark, Delaware, 1983: 205, cat. no. 116.
1985
Ford, Alice. Edward Hicks, His Life and Art. New York, 1985: 136-137, color repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 201, 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: 187-188, repro. 188.
1998
Ford, Alice. Edward Hicks, Painter of the Peaceable Kingdom. Philadelphia, 1998: 145, repro.