One of the most important of his works, and engraved when but 16 years of age. It is also interesting as a record of the manners and customs of the people of the Netherlands in the first half of the 16th century. [P. 8.] This is a very quaint study of a Netherlandish town, with its homely, matter-of-fact people introduced as the witnesses of a scene which the artist evidently had not imagination or information to represent as occurring except amidst the surroundings such as he himself was accustomed to. In this he but followed the usual custom of Northern artists, who, with great simplicity, took the New Testament story home to themselves, and saw types of the old Scribes and Pharisees and other objectionable Judeans in the people around them. [P. 22 (supp.).]
Exhibition of Engravings, Etchings & Mezzotints, held under the Auspices and for the Benefit of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, in the building adjoining their new structure, Broad Street, above Arch, Philadelphia, Dec. 1874. Philadelphia: Henry B. Ashmead, Book and Job Printer, Nos. 1102 and 1104 Sansom Street. 1874. (and) Exhibition of Prints (Claghorn Collection) under the Auspices of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Critical Notices by William J. Clark, Jr., reprinted from "the Evening Telegraph" of Philadelphia; with the opening address delivered by W.S. Baker. Philadelphia: Rue & Jones, Book and Job Printers. Nos. 106 and 108 South Third Street. 1875.