This was the first large work by Leutze--it was sent to the Exhibition at Brussels and received a medal from the King of the Belgians. It was purchased by the American Art Union in 1843 and in the annual distribution of that institution it fell to the lot of the present possessor. [P. 4.]
Catalogue of the First Exhibition of Paintings, Statuary and other Works of Art, by the Rhode Island Art Association, at Westminster Hall, Providence, September, 1854. Single Admission 25 cts.; Tickets for the Current Week 50 cts.; Season Tickets, $1. Providence: Knowles, Anthony & Co., Printers. 1854.