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Provenance

Recorded as from Connecticut. Descended in the family of the sitter. (Victor Spark, New York), by whom sold in 1947 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, no. 20.
1955
American Primitive Paintings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1955 (shown only two weeks and replaced).
Bibliography
1957
Little, Nina Fletcher. The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection. Boston and Toronto, 1957: 100-101.
1966
Black, Mary, and Jean Lipman. American Folk Painting. New York, 1966: 20-21.
1972
Schloss, Christine Skeeles. The Beardsley Limner and Some Contemporaries: Postrevolutionary Portraiture in New England, 1775-1805. Exh. cat. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, Williamsburg, Va., 1972: 36.
1981
Harlow, Thompson R. "The Life and Trials of Joseph Steward." Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin 46 (October 1981): 111, 117, 126, 129.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 157, 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: 83, 86, color repro. 84.