S.F.B. Morse, P.N.A. Mr. Morse studied in London under West and Alston, our great historical painters. He was the founder of the National Academy, in 1814, which has produced and nourished a school of fine arts, the pride of N.Y. Mr. Morse is a native of Mass., and is now on his third visit to Europe: his mind stored with literature and science; his pencil replete with skill, of which this picture is a specimen. (See Hist. of Arts of Des.) [P. 6; catalogue number "9" appears in the catalogue. In sequence, however, this should be catalogue number "5."]
Catalogue. Descriptive, Biographical and Historical, of the Exhibition of Select Paintings, by Modern Artists, principally American, and living, under the Direction of a Committee of Amateurs. The Paintings borrowed for this particular purpose from friends to the arts. At the Stuyvesant Institute, for four weeks only from the day of opening, Nov. 19, 1838. New York: Printed by G.P. Scott. 1838.