Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. NOT NUMBERED
"Several of Tilton's earlier efforts were exhibited through the kindness of Messrs. Deblois, Fessenden and Lowell; and they are such as need not blush to find themselves in the presence of his later and more ambitious picture the 'como,' contributed by Mr. Akers. Yet if one can once get over the foreground of the picture, about the management of which there has been some discussion, it is full of the beautiful, leading us from Italy into the Alps with a master's hand. There is perhaps no painter of our day who treats his subjects in a manner so directly opposed to pre-raphaelite-ism. tilton gives us no single leaf, no blade of grass, no tender mosses, but to make amends he floods his pictures with a hazy yet luminous indistinctness, that bewilders and leads captive the imagination, and makes a poet of the beholder." [P. 27; serials 02460006 through 02460009 collectively index this commentary.]
Fourth Exhibition and Fair of the M.C. Mechanic Association, at the New City Hall in the City of Portland, October, 1859. Portland: Ira Berry & Son, Printers. 1860.