Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 295 (Sale info: For Sale).
The young mother has just lulled her babe to sleep, and shading with one hand a lamp which she holds in the other, turns her face, radiant with maternal love and happiness, to her husband. The latter is just returning from his work, and while she bids him welcome, she calls his attention to their sleeping treasure, of which he seems as proud as she. The effect of the light upon the faces, as well as the transparency of the hand held before the light, are very fine and add to the richness of coloring in the whole picture. [P. 27.]
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.