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Provenance

Descended in the family of the artist.[1] Oglebay Institute-Mansion Museum, Wheeling, West Virginia, until 1959. (Joseph A. Stevens, Wheeling, West Virginia), by whom sold in 1959 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; by bequest to NGA (courtesy of Gwynn Garbisch McDevitt), 1980.

Exhibition History
1961
101 Masterpieces of American Primitive Painting from the Collection of E.W. and B.C. Garbisch, traveling exh. by the Amer. Federation of Arts, New York, 1961-1964, no. 88, color repro., as by A. Tapy. First venue: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.
1967
Fifty Masterpieces of American Primitive Painting from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida, 1967, no cat.
1968
American Naive Paintings 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. 93, repro. First venue: Grand Palais, Paris.
1970
American Naive Paintings of the 18th and 19th Centuries: Masterpieces from the Collection of E.W. and B.C. Garbisch, by the Amer. Fed. of Arts, N.Y., and Mainichi News., Nihobashi Mitsukoshi, Tokyo, 1970, no cat.
Bibliography
1970
Fite, Gilbert, Norman Graebner, and Philip White. A History of the United States. New York, 1970: 416.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 176, 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: 107-108, color repro. 108.