Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 5 (Sale info: To Be Auctioned).
He is in rags, kneeling at the feet of his father, who extends his hands to raise him. The mother and sister appear shocked at his condition, but the elder son views him with indignation. The figures of full size, on canvas, purchased from St. Severin's collection. An original, Catalogue No. 306. [P. 3.]
Catalogue of Valuable Oil Paintings, many of them by the Old Masters, and all Choice Pictures, being the Collection of the late President Jefferson. To be sold at auction, on Friday, July 19, at Mr. Harding's Gallery, School St. Sale to Commence at 10 o'clock. J.L. Cunningham, Auctioneer. This catalogue admits the purchaser to the Exhibition and Sale. (Price 12 1/2 Cents.) J.E. Winckley & Co., Printers, No. 14 Water Street.