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Overview
Information on this painting can be found in the Gallery publication American Naive Paintings, pages 572-574, which is available as a free PDF https://www.nga.gov/content/dam/ngaweb/research/publications/pdfs/American%20Naive%20Painting.pdf
Inscription

on steamboat: NEW / PHILADELPHIA; incised into paint on reverse (no longer visible, photograph in object file [1953.5.22] in NGA curatorial records): 1829

Provenance

Recorded as from Baltimore. (G.A. Berlinsky, Baltimore); sold 1948 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift 1953 to NGA.

Bibliography
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 148, repro., as Portrait of a Man.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 292, repro., as Portrait of a Man.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 538, no. 810, color repro., as Portrait of a Man.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 417, 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: 572-574, color repro. 573.
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