Studying a picture by lamplight, C.W. PEALE. To paint this picture MR. PEALE actually partitioned off a corner in his painting room, where a person in reality sat, with the lamp and picture before him. The effect was most happy, for the piece has been universally admired. [P. 14.]
Catalogue of the National Portrait and Historical Gallery, Illustrative of American History. Formerly belonging to Peale's Museum, Philadelphia, now exhibiting at Independence Hall, on Fourth Street, between Walnut and Vine, Cincinnati. Incorporated by Act of General Assembly. Cincinnati: Gazette Company Print. 1852.