Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 15 (Sale info: To Be Distributed).
20 x 24. The Homes of America afford unfailing themes for the artist's study, if the mania for "out of doors" study did not carry all before it. Of the few whose home characterizations have gained an almost world-wide celebrity, we must number Mrs. Spencer. Her exquisite apprehension of the humors of the little folks--her loving appreciation of the old, as well as her own motherly sympathies, have made her home pictures incomparably good and eagerly sought after. Her "Kiss me if you Dare," "This Little Pig went to Market," all our subscribers will well remember from their reproduction on steel for this journal. The picture framed here, "Grand Pa's Prodigies," is also reproduced on steel and prefaces this issue of the "Journal." It tells its own story. In richness of coloring, strength of characterizations, force of delivery, it is quite in the artist's best vein, and we take pleasure in placing it on our lists. [P. 191; engraving noted in this commentary is not included in the copy of the catalogue indexed.]
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