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Recorded as from Massachusetts. (Robert Schuyler Tompkins, Sheffield, Massachusetts), by whom sold in 1949 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift to NGA, 1978.

Exhibition History
American Primitive Paintings from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Springfield Art Museum, Missouri, 1958, no cat.
Extended loan for use by The Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, D.C., 1980-1981.
Erastus Salisbury Field: 1805-1900, traveling exhibition, 1984-1985, no. 96, fig. 53, (cat. by Mary C. Black). First venue: Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts.
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, Exh. cat. Traveling exh. by the International Exhibitions Foundation, Washington, 1985-1987, no. 28, color repro. First venue: Museum of American Folk Art, New York.
La Nascita di Una Nazione: Pittori americani dalla National Gallery of Art di Washington 1730-1880, Palazzo Pepoli Campogrande, Bologna; Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna di Ca'Pesaro, Venice, 1988-1989, no. 28, repro.
Black, Mary C. Erastus Salisbury Field, 1805-1900. Exh. cat, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, Williamsburg, Va., 1963: part 18.
French, Reginald F., and Agnes M. Dods. "Erastus Salisbury Field, 1805-1900." Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin 28 (October 1963): 126, 228 (includes their "Checklist of Paintings attributed to E. S. Field").
Black, Mary C. "Rediscovery: Erastus Salisbury Field." Art in America 54 (January-February, 1966): 55.
Bishop, Robert C. The Borden Limner and His Contemporaries. Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1975: 65, 67.
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 161, repro.
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 181, 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: 131-132, repro. 132.
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