Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
By K.W. Davis, a common house-painter, with perhaps twenty or thirty hours of instruction from Codman: full of promise, and making it very sure that the painter may become an artist, if he will. Yet we would not urge him to give up the certainty of his trade, even for the glorious uncertainty of a name. It is a thankless calling, and at best a precarious one, that of a landscape-painter in our day. [P. 39.]
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.