Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
A shoe-maker, painted without instruction. For that reason, and that alone, praiseworthy efforts. As pictures, they are on a par with scores we meet with, painted under similar circumstances: as Portraits they cannot be commended; but as evidence of labor and perseverance, under discouragement, they are entitled to respectful attention. [P. 37.]
First Exhibition and Fair of the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, held at the City Hall, in the City of Portland, from Sept. 21 to Oct. 6, 1838. Portland: Published by the Board of Managers, for the Association. 1838.