Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
This picture represents a sailor, in an open sail-boat, striving, against wind and tide, to get home. The sun is setting, and the sky is full of lurid light. It is a very striking work, and cannot fail to attract deserved attention. GUDE's pictures are found in all of the celebrated galleries of Europe. Besides marines, he paints landscapes of great merit, the subjects of which are chiefly Norwegian scenery, though he has another picture than the above-named in the gallery, entitled "A VIEW IN NORTH WALES," characterized by boldness and freedom of treatment. Tom Taylor, in speaking of Professor GUDE, said: "His art is based upon the closest and most conscientious study of nature. He has revealed the grandeur and beauty of his native North-land to the world, and we owe him a great debt for it." GUDE is a Norwegian, and is now Professor of Landscape Painting in Carlsruhe, with Lessing, the painter of "The Martyrdom of Huss." He is honorary member of several academies, and has received the decoration of the Order of St. Olaf; the great gold medal, first class, at the Universal Exposition in Paris, in 1855; and the Order of the Knight of the Cross of the Red Eagle. [P. 2; see entry 05340009 for other work noted in this commentary.]
Goupil's 772 Broadway, N.Y. New Pictures at Goupil's Gallery.