Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 84 (Sale info: $600.00).
The feeling of night comes over one as he gazes on this picture, the best in the collection for exhibiting the effect of moonlight upon water and sky. The lurid glare of a lamp in the castle flashing on the water, contrasted with the silver sheen of the moon, produces a weird effect, and, as the eye is lifted to the old turret above, a feeling of awe is produced which the indication of life in the presence of the teamster and his load of hay, only heightens. For a moment the beholder is transported to feudal times when the hot-headed revel crowned the bloody foray, but the death-like stillness of the scene soon asserts its sway and the calm moon reigns again supreme. The picture will bear the closest examination and the most frequent visiting. [Pp. 20-21.]
Catalogue of German and Italian Paintings, collected in Europe by L.C. Hopkins, Cincinnati, Ohio. 1868. Cincinnati: Press of Robert Clarke & Co., 65 West Fourth Street.