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lower left: E M Bannister 85

Provenance

Scott A. Smith, by 1901; by descent in his family. acquired c. 1960s by Joseph K. and Anne Ott, Providence; acquired 1985 by private collection, Rhode Island; (sale, Sotheby's, New York, 19 May 2021, no. 46); purchased by NGA.

Exhibition History
1901
Bannister Memorial Exhibition, Providence Art Club, Rhode Island, January 1901.
1985
Hidden Heritage: The Art of Black America 1800-1950, The Art Museum Association of America in California, San Francisco, (tour?) 1985-1990, no. 16.
1990
Edward M. Bannister Exhibition, Providence Art Club, Rhode Island; Newport Art Museum, Rhode Island, 1990-1991.
1992
Edward Mitchell Bannister 1828-1901, Kenkeleba House, New York; Stamford, Connecticut; Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, 1992-1993, p. 13.
1997
Edward Mitchell Bannister, Providence Art Club, Rhode Island, May-June 1997.
2001
Edward M. Bannister: A Centennial Retrospective, Roger King Gallery of Fine art, Newport, Rhode Island; Kenkeleba House, New York, 2001-2002, p. 14.
2007
Barbizon to Impressionism Exhibit, Newport Art Museum, Rhode Island, 2007-2008.
2009
Black Entrepreneurs of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, Museum of African American History Boston and Nantucket, Nantucket; Federal Reserve Bank, Boston, 2009-2010, p. 9.
2010
Our Founders, Providence Art Club, Rhode Island, 2010.
2013
Mapping Realism: Paintings from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium and American Collections, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston, 2013, no. 48, repro.
2018
Edward Mitchell Bannister, Gilbert Stuart Museum, Saunderstown, Rhode Island, 2018.
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