Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 300 (Sale info: $1800.00).
We are glad to welcome this artist in a new style, broader and less miniature-like than that which we have hitherto observed in him, . . . That he is no less so in the new path which he has entered, is proved by this exquisite painting, which cannot fail to win general admiration. The heart fairly warms towards the lovely little blonde, who, with a mixture of pleasure and timidity, tries the clear water before her. The rosy, softly rounded limbs, the sweet, innocent face, the downcast eyes, the rippling flaxen hair, are so life-like that it seems that the next moment would bring motion to them all. The natural shrinking from the wet element is admirably expressed in the whole position, the shrugging of the shoulder, the drawing back of the arm, &c. Her little companion, on whose face glee and mischief are as plainly written as yielding gentleness speaks from her own fair features, watches her closely, and, looking at her inquiringly, seems to say, "Is it very cold?" With the brunette one might easily be enticed into a game of romps, one can almost fancy her hearty, ringing laugh, and in any difficulty she would be sure to take care of herself. Towards little Golden-hair, on the other hand, we keep feeling as if we would like to take her to our arms, . . . [P. 28; 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.