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Provenance

Recorded as from "New York City,...but originated in Massachusetts."[1] (Springfield, Massachusetts, dealer [probably Peter Kostoff], May 1940); by whom sold to (Downtown Gallery, New York, 1940), by whom sold in 1949 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; by bequest to NGA, 1980.

Exhibition History
1940
Opening Exhibition, Downtown Gallery, New York, 1940, no cat.
1942
Inter-American Folk Arts, Downtown Gallery, New York, 1942-1943, no cat.
1943
American Primitive Painting of Four Centuries, Arts Club of Chicago, 1943, no. 29.
1948
The American Family: Folk Paintings 1750-1850, Downtown Gallery, New York, 1948, no. 8.
1951
American Primitive Painting 1750-1950, Milwaukee Art Institute, 1951, no. 3.
1954
American Primitive Paintings from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Part I, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1954, no. 88.
1961
101 Masterpieces of American Primitive Painting from the Collection of E.W. and B.C. Garbisch, traveling exh. by the Amer. Federation of Arts, New York, 1961-1964, no. 58, color repro. First venue: The Metropolitna Museum of Art, N.Y.
1967
Fifty Masterpieces of American Painting from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida, 1967, no cat.
1968
American Naive Painting of the 18th and 19th Centuries: 111 Masterpieces from the Collection of E.W. and B.C. Garbisch, traveling exh. by Amer. Fed. of Arts, N.Y., 1968-1970, no. 63, repro, First venue: Grand Palais, Paris.
1985
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, traveling exh. by the International Exhibitions Foundation, Washington, 1985-1987, no. 56, color repro. First venue: Museum of American Folk Art, New York.
1988
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. 56, repro.
Bibliography
1980
Brant, Sandra, and Elissa Cullman. Small Folk: A Celebration of Childhood in America. New York, 1980: 71.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 343, 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: 374, repro. 375.