Christ and his Two Disciples at Emmaus, (painting)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 42 (Sale info: For Sale).
The Saviour is seen in the act of returning thanks and breaking the bread, at which moment the spiritual vision of the disciples appears to take place. The expression of astonishment in the one, and of adoration in the other, is truly wonderful, to give effect to which, the attendant shows by a vacuity of expression, that his eyes are sealed to "the things that are above." The time of evening is admirably shown by the elongated rays of the setting sun, and by the bat on the wing. As a specimen of color it will stand the test of almost any of this great master's works, and for general effect has been highly appreciated by the Artist and Connoisseur. [Pp. 7-8.]
Catalogue of W. Hayward's Collection of Paintings by the Ancient and Modern Masters, now exhibiting at Corinthian Gallery, corner of Milk and Federal Streets, (Entrance in Federal Street.) Boston: Eastburn's Press, 18 State Street, 1840.