Few paintings in the Exhibition have won more admiration than this. Becker stands in the first rank of German artists. Referring to this "chef d'oeuvre," a New-York journal says: "Who has not been touched by contemplating these Reapers? Becker has painted here a beautiful idyl, thoroughly German, and yet so full of natural feeling, so expressive of simple happiness and heartfelt content, that it will win sympathy--and that is more than admiration--in every country and from all healthy minds. The ease of all the figures here, their motion, their well-poised attitudes, particularly that of the man snapping his finger at the child, the warm sunny light which falls upon the group from behind, gilding the folds of the homely drapery--are worthy of all admiration." [P. 25.]
The Dusseldorf Gallery. Catalogue of Paintings, by Artists of the Dusseldorf Academy of Art, now on exhibition at 548 Broadway, New-York. Season Tickets to the Gallery, fifty cents. Sidney and Russell, Printers, 79 John Street, N.Y.