Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 95 (Sale info: To Be Auctioned).
"Pupil of M. Comte. 95. Alsace, present and future. From the Paris exhibition, no. 1421. " The scene represents a young Alsatian woman, whose sad face exhibits the sorrows at the results of the last war, when the Prussians took her country from the French; but she still entertains the hope that france may again become possessor of the country, and that she may in the future become French; for this reason she has given to her little boy a toy of a French soldier, in order to keep before his young mind a remembrance of the country to which he belongs. This picture had a great success at the last Paris exhibition." [P. 11.]
Catalogue of a Choice Collection of Oil Paintings, to be sold by Auction, Monday and Tuesday evenings, April 12th and 13th, at 8 o'clock, at the Somerville Art Gallery 82 Fifth Avenue, Robert Somerville, Auctioneer. New York: John Polhemus, Printer, 102 Nassau Street. 1875.