34 x 62. In this beautiful painting is seen the Car of Apollo, preceded by Aurora. The female figures accompanying the car represent the days of the week. The flowers which Aurora is scattering with profusion recall the expression of the poets, when speaking of her rosy figure. Love with a torch in his hand, represents the Morning Star, still shining at the very moment when the Sun is about to appear on the horizon. Apollo, the God of Light, shows himself, in all his splendor, seated in the car, and seems to check the impetuosity of his horses that dispel the shades which cover the earth. The figures of the days, holding each other by the hands, imply their continual succession. [P. 11; exhibited under heading: "Oil Paintings in Rich Gilt Frames."]
The Cosmopolitan Art Association Illustrated Catalogue. 1855-1856. For the Encouragement and General Diffusion of Literature & Art. Descriptive Catalogue of the Valuable Oil Paintings, Statuary, Bas Reliefs, Bronzes, &c., to be distributed or allotted to the subscribers of the Cosmopolitan Art Association, for second year, on the 31st of January next, 1856.