Fourth Picture--The Pilgrim of the Cross at the end of his journey, (painting)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 7
. . . The Pilgrim, now an old man on the verge of existence, catches a view of the boundless and eternal. The tempests of life are behind him; the world is beneath his feet. Its rocky pinnacles, just rising through the gloom, reach not up into his brightness; its sullen mists, pausing in the dark obscurity, ascend no more into his serene atmosphere. He looks out upon the infinite. Clouds--embodiments of glory, threading immensity in countless ways, rolling up from everlasting depths--carry the vision forward toward the unapproachable light. The Cross, now fully revealed, pours its effulgence over the illimitable scene. Angels from the presence, with palm and crown of immortality, appear in the distance, and advance to meet him. Lost in rapture at the sight, the Pilgrim drops his staff, and with uplifted hands sinks upon his knees. [PP. 9-11; 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.