Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
The Lost Pearl Diver, by Akers, is one of the finest achievements of the chisel, comparable with the best works of modern or ancient art. A full length recumbent statue, life size, best Carrara marble, recently arrived from the sculptor's studio in Rome, and now first exhibited in the United States. The subject is represented as lying lifeless on a rock beneath the sea; and true to the thought of the artist, is beautiful as Death. Portland may feel just pride in exhibiting this evidence of the genius of her sculptor, and in beholding at length the ripe fruit of so it is in existence, and now begins to claim, and in our opinion will hereafter maintain, companionship with the highest creations of art; and we welcome its advent to our shores. As the sculptor of the statue is himself a member of this committee, it is proper to state that he has not been consulted in relation to this part of the report. [P. 29; exhibited under heading: "Sculpture."]
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.