(Louis Lyons), New York, who sold it 1975 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; by bequest to NGA, 1980.
The medium-weight canvas is plain woven; it has been lined. The painting may have been cut down slightly on the left and right sides. The ground is light colored, probably white. The painting is executed in rich, opaque layers, in some passages blended wet into wet, with low impasto in the highlights. The paint surface is slightly abraded overall; a tear in the figure of the girl in the blue dress holding a basket of flowers has been repaired, and there is scattered retouching throughout. The natural resin varnish has discolored slightly.
- American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 436.
- Hayes, John. British Paintings of the Sixteenth through Nineteenth Centuries. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1992: 306-307, repro. 306.