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Provenance

Recorded as from New Hampshire. (Robert Schuyler Tompkins, Montague, Massachusetts), by whom sold in 1949 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; by bequest to NGA, 1980.

Exhibition History
1985
Extended loan for use by Clayton K. Yeutter, U.S. Trade Representative, Washington, D.C., 1985-1988.
1988
The Art of Charles Henry Granger (1812-1893), York Institute Museum, Saco, Maine, 1988, no cat.
1990
Extended loan for use by Secretary Jack Kemp, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.
1997
Loan for display with permanent collection, South Texas Institute for the Arts, Corpus Christi, 1997.
2008
Extended loan for use by Secretary Ed Schafer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C., 2008.
2010
American Naive Paintings from the Garbisch Collection at the National Gallery of Art, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia, 2010, no cat.
Bibliography
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 189, 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: 153-156, color repro. 155.