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Inscription

on reverse (no longer visible, recorded in donor records but no known photograph): Painted by Wagguno, 1858

Provenance

Recorded as from Lambertville, New Jersey. (Edgar H. Sittig, Shawnee-on-Delaware, Pennsylvania), by whom sold in 1950 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; by bequest to NGA, 1980.

Exhibition History
1954
American Primitive Painting from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Part I, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1954, no. 10.
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. 89, repro. First venue: Grand Palais, Paris.
1970
The New World: 1620-1970, Chrysler Art Museum, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 1970, no. 18.
1985
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, Exh. cat. Traveling exh. by the International Exhibitions Foundation, Washington, 1985-1987, no. 59, color frontispiece. First venue: Museum of American Folk Art, N.Y.
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. 59, repro.
Bibliography
1974
Neumeyer, Alfred. Geschichte der Amerikanischen Malerei. Munich, 1974: 145, fig. 148.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 372, 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: 386-388, color repro. 387.