Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
Mr. Brown's recent efforts, many of which have enriched our collection, reveal much improvement in handling and great advance in a true knowledge of nature's finest effects. In the light-house picture, Mr. Brown has succeeded fully in accomplishing that which Mr. Ruskin, in speaking of Turner's sea views, said no painter had yet accomplished; that is, the representation of the creamy foam which the storm lashes up from the waves along a rocky shore. In the expression of utter abandonment, so characteristic of billows tumbling shoreward, we know of no finer examples than those presented to us by this artist. It is a matter of regret that the beautiful landscape lately produced by Mr. Brown could not have been completed in time for the present exhibition. [Pp. 28-29; exhibited under heading: "The Works of Resident Artists."]
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.