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 Statuette, from Nature, of the human figure, or of an animal in clay, plaster or terra cotta; said Statuette not to be less than twelve inches high if of the human figure, or less than six inches if of an animal.--The seventy-five dollar premium was awarded to the production of a young artist, J. HEMPSTEAD, some fifteen years of age, of Dubuque, Iowa. It represented a Roman Gladiator, and was cut from Vermont marble. It was classical in its conception, and exhibited a grace and boldness in the outlines which belonged only to the chisel of the natural born artist. [P. 134.]
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.