Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
Landscape, in Water Colors.--Mr. Hastings, St. Louis, exhibited a finely executed painting which received the first premium, Diploma and ten dollars. It represented an aged oak with nearly all of its limbs broken off, yet showing that vitality was not all gone, by having a few branches covered with green leaves. The original of this oak grew in the forest of Fontainbleau, and while on a recent visit to France, Mr. Hastings sketched it. [P. 98.]
Report of the Fifth Annual Fair of the St. Louis Agricultural and Mechanical Association, of September, 1860. Prepared by M. Hopewell, M.D. St. Louis: George Knapp & Co., Printers and Binders. 1861.