Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 1 (Sale info: $300.00).
This elegant picture is one of the best productions of this celebrated European artist. The subject is a happy one. A mother, in the first bloom of womanhood, is represented holding to her bosom a sleeping child. The earnest face of the mother, overflowing with tenderness as she watches her infant's slumbers is beautiful as a dream. The drawing is perfect, and the coloring exquisite. The figures are half draped in a lace robe painted so airily and light it seems as though a breath would move it, and so delicately that the drawing and flesh tints show plainly from beneath. A more pleasing picture was never painted. [P. 4; exhibited under heading: "Oil Paintings."]
Catalogue of Oil Paintings and Engravings, to be distributed among the Members of the Chicago Art Union, December 30, 1865. On free exhibition at the Art Gallery, 122 Dearborn Street, where memberships are for sale. Horton and Leonard, Printers, Chicago.