Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 187 (Sale info: $600.00).
The children have just returned from school; one young rogue however is later than the rest, having been kept in. With guilty conscience he approaches his mother, who sits at the window sewing, but not daring to face her, he remains standing behind her chair, while he repeats the task in question. His oldest sister, seated at her mother's feet, is showing her in the book the place which he has missed. The mother pauses in her work, and turns a look of displeasure upon the boy, who hangs his head in shame. A younger girl, with the coffee-pot in her hand, has pity on her brother, and whispers the forgotten verse in his ear. The smallest child, unmindful of all that is passing around it, is seated on the floor, busily eating its apples and bread and butter. The table is set, it being the hour of the afternoon lunch or coffee, customary in Germany. [P. 16; price, name of buyer, and address 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.