Probably descended from John Sanders [1714-1782] of Scotia, New York; to his son John Sanders II [1757-1834]; by descent to his daughter Mary Elizabeth Sanders, wife of Harold Wilson of Germantown, New York; by descent to their daughters Anne [b. 1867] and Jane [b. 1870] Wilson. Sold to (Thurston Thacher, Hyde Park, New York), by whom sold in 1952 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift to NGA, 1953.
- American Primitive Painting, traveling exhibition organized by the Smithsonian Inst. for the U.S. Information Service, Washington, 1954-1955, no. 4. First venue: Kunstmuseum, Lucerne, Switzerland.
- 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. 5, color repro. First venue: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.
- 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.
- Merchants and Planters of the Upper Hudson Valley 1700-1750, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, Williamsburg; Albany Institute of History and Art; Museum of American Folk Art and New-York Historical Soc., New York, 1967, unnumbered brochure.
- 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. 4. First venue: Grand Palais, Paris.
- American Naive Painting of the 18th and 19th Centuries: Masterpieces from the Collection of E.W. and B.C. Garbisch, organized by the Amer. Fed. of Arts, N.Y., and Mainichi News., Nihobashi Mitsukoshi, Tokyo, 1970, no cat.
- American Primitive Painting, South Texas Artmobile, Corpus Christi, traveling exhibition by the International Exhibitions Foundation, Washington, 1972-1973, no cat.
- American Narrative Painting, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1974, no. 2, 14, 27.
- A Remnant in the Wilderness. New York Dutch Scripture History Paintings of the Early Eighteenth Century, The Albany Institute of History and Art, traveling exh., 4 venues, 1979-1980, no. 26, 53. (NGA loans shown only in Utica and New York City, 1980)
- Wheeler, Robert G. "Hudson Valley Religious Paintings." Antiques 63 (April 1953): 346-348, 350.
- American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 130, repro.
- American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 270, repro.
- American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 396, repro.
- 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: 451-452, repro. 452.