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Inscription

lower left: PAINTED BY; lower right: WILLIAM STEARNS; both probably applied with a stamp

Provenance

Recorded as from New England. (Isabel Carlton Wilde, Cambridge, Massachusetts). (Edith Gregor Halpert, American Folk Art Gallery, New York), by whom sold in 1946 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift to NGA, 1953.

Exhibition History
1968
American Primitive Paintings from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Columbus Museum of Arts and Crafts, Georgia, 1968-1969, no. 14.
Bibliography
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 341, 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: 370-373, color repro. 371.