Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
THE VANZANDT PREMIUMS FOR YOUNG ARTISTS. The following liberal premiums were offered by Dr. Wm. Vanzandt, of St. Louis, to be awarded at the Exhibition in 1859, and it is his intention to offer these prizes annually. As it is his desire to develop and encourage the youthful talent of the Mississippi Valley, competition is restricted to youths under fifteen years of age, and residents of the valley. For the best Original Black Crayon or Pencil, study from animate or inanimate Nature, or the Antique figure.--There were thirteen contestants for the liberal premiums, and most of them gave evidence of considerable merit, and the two to which were awarded the premiums certainly indicated an auspicious future to the young artists. To GEORGE W. WATSON, of Quincy, Ill., was awarded the first premium, seventy-five dollars, and to MISS P. ESPENCHIED, of St. Louis, the second premium, twenty-five dollars. [Pp. 133-134; see entry 02510221 for other work noted in this commentary.]
Report of the Fourth Annual Fair of the St. Louis Agricultural & Mechanical Association, of September, 1859. Prepared by M. Hopewell, M.D. St. Louis: George Knapp & Co., Book and Job Printers. 1860.