Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 500 (Sale info: To Be Auctioned).
"This picture was held by the late Mr. Paff as of far greater value than any other in the collection. At one time he refused $6.000 for it; but for the same reason as that quoted at no. 300, he refused to part with it. There is no doubt the whole of the figures seated at the table are portraits, and many will probably recollect Mr. Paff's opinion of the subject. The picture is painted in an extremely bold and clear style; the coloring and chiaro-oscura are also of the first order. If the picture be by the illustrious master to whom it is assigned, it must be of a value far beyond what would be prudent to name, for fear of being deemed visionary and extravagant. The merits and authorship of this fine picture are respectfully submitted to the discrimination of an enlightened and liberal public." [P. 22; indicated in catalogue as an attribution only to the artist named.]
Catalogue of the Extensive and Valuable Collection of Pictures, Engravings, & Works of Art, now Exhibiting, at the Store of Mr. Platt, No. 6 Spruce-Street, adjoining the Building of the New-York Tract Society, opposite the City Hall, collected by Michael Paff, Esq., of this city, dec'd. Vinten, Catalogue & Job Printer, 63 Vesey Street.