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lower left: L. Sachs / 1857

Provenance

Descended in the Herbert family, New Jersey. (Edith Gregor Halpert, Downtown Gallery, New York, 1945), by whom sold in 1946 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift to NGA, 1955.

Exhibition History
1945
American Art 1945, Downtown Gallery, New York, 1945, no. 31, as The Herbert Children of Toms River.
1954
American Primitive Paintings from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Part I, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1954, no. 105.
1963
Toys and Amusements, Museum of Early American Folk Arts (now Museum of American Folk Art), New York, 1963-1964, no cat.
1968
The American Primitive Paintings Exhibit, organized by the Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California, for de Saisset Art Gallery, University of Santa Clara, 1968.
1975
American Folk Art: Tour in the Arkansas Artmobile Bicentennial Exhibition, traveling exhibition organized by the Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, 1975-1976, no cat.
1986
Toys in the Life of the Early American Child, The Taft Museum, Cincinnati, 1986-1987, no cat.
Bibliography
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 94, repro.
1970
Mendelowitz, Daniel M. A History of American Art. 2nd ed. New York, 1970: 285-286.
1976
Schorsch, Anita. Mourning Becomes America: Mourning Art in the New Nation. Exh. cat. William Penn Memorial Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1976: color pl. 5.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 217, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 330, 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: 332, color repro. 333.
1996
Bodenbach, Hans Joachim. "Der Maler (und Fotograf) Lambert Sachs aus Mannheim (1818-1903) un seine Beziehungen zu Offenburg." Die Ortenau 1996:578