Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 25 (Sale info: To Be Distributed).
The Dusseldorf artists are extremely happy in their rendering of emotion and feeling. In this charming and quite celebrated painting we have a "first huff" of a young married couple. The husband has gone out in front of his house and leans on the stone fence in a careless attitude, smoking, yet you can see the ill-at-ease man in him. Behind him is his pretty wife, approaching slyly, eyeing him closely, with the affection imprinted on her face which only such a woman can feel. She has her husband's hat and coat in her hand, as a peace offering, evidently. He has wanted to go to the fair--which is seen in the distance--and his wife has kept his clothes. The delightful harmony pervading this picture makes it very pleasing. [P. 59; no winner was listed in the distribution listing for this entry.]
Catalogue of Premiums. The following large and valuable Collection of Paintings, Statuary, Bronzes, &c., comprises the premiums to be awarded to the subscribers of the Cosmopolitan Art Association whose subscriptions are received previous to the 28th of January, 1858, at which time the Annual Award will be made.