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Commissioned 1884 by William T. Evans, New York; (American Art Galleries, New York); sold 1900 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2014 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
Fifty-ninth Annual Exhibition of the National Academy of Design, New York, Spring 1884, no. 382.
Exhibition of Paintings, Union League Club, New York, 11-13 March 1886, no. 7.
Exposition Universelle Internationale de 1889, Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Palais du Champ de Mars, Paris, 5 May-5 November 1889, no. 299, as Dans la terre promise.
National Academy of Design, New York, November 1892, no catalogue.
Sixty-third Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 18 December 1893-24 February 1894, no. 322, repro.
World's Columbian Exposition, Palace of Fine Arts, Chicago, 1 May-30 October 1893, no. 1018.
Lotos Club, New York, November 1894, no catalogue.
New York Athletic Club, May 1898, no catalogue.
American Paintings Belonging to William T. Evans, American Art Galleries, New York, 31 January-2 February 1900, no. 115.
American Genre: The Social Scene in Paintings and Prints (1800-1935), Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 26 March-29 April 1935, no. 98.
American Life in a Century of American Art, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, November 1935, no. 34.
An Exhibition of American Genre Paintings, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 13 February-26 March 1936, no. 86.
De Gustibus: An Exhibition of American Paintings Illustrating a Century of Taste and Criticism, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 9 January-20 February 1949, no. 27.
American Processional, 1492-1900, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 8 July-17 December 1950, no. 288, repro.
Paintings of New York, 1850-1950, Museum of the City of New York, 15 April-8 September 1958, no catalogue.
Past and Present: 250 Years of American Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 15 April-30 September 1966, unpublished checklist.
The Lower East Side: Portal to American Life, 1870-1924, Jewish Museum, New York, 21 September-6 November 1966, no. 43.
This New Man: A Discourse in Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, 7 October-31 December 1968, unnumbered catalogue.
The Painters' America: Rural and Urban Life, 1810-1910, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Oakland Museum, 1974-1975, no. 110, fig. 144.
Corcoran [The American Genius], Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1976, unnumbered catalogue.
The Working American, National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees, District 1199, New York, 18 October-24 November 1979, no. 35, repro.
Of Time and Place: American Figurative Art from the Corcoran Gallery, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; Cincinnati Art Museum; San Diego Museum of Art; University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington; Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga; Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa; Portland Art Museum, Oregon; Des Moines Art Center; Museum of Fine Arts, Saint Petersburg, Florida, 1981-1983, no. 22, repro.
Revisiting the White City: American Art at the 1893 World's Fair, National Museum of American Art and National Portrait Gallery, Washington, 16 April-15 August 1993, unnumbered checklist, pl. 79.
Figuratively Speaking: The Human Form in American Art, 1770-1950, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 2004-2005, unpublished checklist.
Encouraging American Genius: Master Paintings from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Parrish Art Museum, Southampton; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte; John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, 2005-2007, checklist no. 53 (Washington only).
American Paintings from the Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 6 June-18 October 2009, unpublished checklist.
American Journeys: Visions of Place, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 21 September 2013-28 September 2014, unpublished checklist.
Shapiro, Emily Dana. "Charles Frederic Ulrich, In the Land of Promise, Castle Garden." In Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945. Edited by Sarah Cash. Washington, 2011: 166-167, 272, repro.