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Provenance

C.M. Heffner, 1942.[1] Recorded as from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, when purchased in 1950 by Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift to NGA, 1953.

Exhibition History
1944
Title Unknown, Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, Connecticut, 1944, no cat.
1952
Title Unknown, Randolph-Macon Women's College, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1952-1953, no cat. (citation not confirmed by institution).
1954
American Primitive Paintings from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Part I, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1954, no. 52, as Portrait of a Young Lady.
1955
American Primitive Pantings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1955.
1964
Extended loan for use by Blair House, Washington, D.C., 1964-1984.
Bibliography
1942
Drepperd, Carl W. American Pioneer Art and Artists. Springfield, Massachusetts, 1942: 96.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 148, repro., as Portrait of a Young Lady.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 292, repro., as Portrait of a Young Lady.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 423, 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: 581, 584, repro. 582.