Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 1 (Sale info: $4000.00).
Professor of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp. . . . A very striking and beautiful picture by Van Lerius, a Belgian painter, . . . of the old fairy tale of Cinderella. The scene chosen by the painter, is that just previous to the departure of the elder sisters to the ball. The two stand side by side, dressed with great magnificence. A kneeling maid is putting the last touches to the toilet of one of them--a magnificent blonde, . . . Her dark-haired, dark-eyed sister, . . . is gathering scornfully up the folds of a black velvet robe lined with amber silk, the ample sweep of which has thrown down the distaff of poor Cinderella, who sits in the chimney corner wearing only a sad-colored gown of coarsest texture. . . . her eyes are cast down and her face is calm, and even meek in its expression, her girlish grief and wounded spirit are still discernible. The picture shows a great master of the palette, and is painted with elaborate treatment of detail. There is a rich and most felicitous blending of positive color obtained in the costume of the two elder sisters and their maid; . . . [Pp. 1-2; price noted by a contemporary hand.]
Catalogue of Paintings, &c. on exhibition and for sale at Schaus's Gallery, 749 Broadway, New-York. Admission 25 cents. Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. New-York: J. Craft, Printer, 29 Ann Street, cor. Nassau. 1862.