"This is done in the usual humorous style of Hemskirk. In his works we behold that sweetness of coloring which is produced by union; that beauty which is consistent with truth; all the insensible transmutations; all the soft transitions; and in a word, all the pleasing modulations of tints and colors." [P. 293; Gottesman adds in footnote:) "Egbert Van Heemskerck (1645-1704), Dutch genre painter. 'A Dutch Kitchen' is owned by the New-York Historical Society where it is documented as the one exhibited in the Columbian Gallery." [P. 293; a reproduc- tion of this latter picture is given on pg. 305.]
New-York, April 6, 1802. Columbian Gallery. At the Pantheon, No. 80, Greenwich-Street, near the Battery.