Second Picture--The Pilgrim of the Cross on his journey, (painting)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 3
. . . A wild mountain region now opens upon the beholder. . . . It is an hour of tempest. Black clouds envelope the surrounding summits. A swollen torrent rushes by, and plunges into the abyss. The storm, sweeping down through terrific chasms, flings aside the angry cataract, and deepens the horror of the scene below. The Pilgrim, now in the vigor of manhood, pursues his way on the edge of a frightful precipice. It is a moment of imminent danger. But gleams of light from the shining cross break through the storm, and shed fresh brightness along his perilous and narrow path. With steadfast look and renewed courage, the lone traveller holds on his heavenly pilgrimage. The whole symbolizes the trials of faith. [PP. 9-10; exhibited under heading: "THE CROSS AND THE WORLD, a series of Allegorical Pictures."]
Albany Gallery of the Fine Arts, Incorporated 1846. Catalog of the Fifth Exhibition. 1850. Albany: Printed by Charles Van Benthuysen. 1850.