Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 125 (Sale info: $1000.00).
An entire family in the northern part of Germany have been compelled by the rising flood, to seek refuge on a structure of planks in the garret of their dwelling. The mother, who a few days previous has borne a child, is nursing her boy. She is surrounded by her four children and her grandmother. One of the Girls, who has mounted on a basket and is held by her brother, is looking through an opening in the wall. She perceives a boat which is coming in search of them, and cries out to her family that they are saved. It is this well-chosen moment that affords the artist the most touching and beautiful subject which he has here so admirably portrayed. [P. 11; price and name of buyer noted by a contemporary hand.]
The Exhibition of Paintings of the International Art Institution, 694 Broadway, corner of Fourth Street. Wm. Aufermann, Director. Every painting is For Sale.--Information about prices to be had at the office. New-York: G.B. Teubner, Printer, 10 Spruce Street. 1861.