Morning on the Mountains, with the Reindeer Hunters, (painting)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 104
Another most magnificent work from this eminent painter's hands. Of this work the critic of the "Albion" writes: "The scenery forcibly reminds us of the Jungfrau, from the Wengern Alp. The masses of snow and glacier are yet in the shade, while the rising sun has touched with light the very topmost summit of the mountain. Some reindeer hunters lie crouching behind a rock, and the herd of deer, farther off, are, like those real bruins in No. 48, kept properly in their pictorial place. Ordinary artists give stationary figures in a landscape the same importance that they have in the spectator's eye, when they move across it. Yet every one knows how long an animal or a human figure escapes detection amidst woods and rocks, while keeping close. Will not a mouse in your room be unnoticed until it begins to move* Attention to this point is no slight merit in a picture; the short-sighted artist imagines that he sacrifices effect by toning down his figures." [P. 30; the word "short-sighted" appears in italics in the catalogue.]
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.