Landscape Scene in Thuringen, Switzerland, (painting)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 357
This artist excels in everything that he attempts to represent, and paints every object in the same free and natural manner--always lovely and true in his coloring, as well as clear and transparent. He observes attentively the particular times of the day, to express the various diffusions of light on his objects with all the truth of nature. In his pictures, the morning attended with its mists and vapors, the clearer light of noon, and the saffron tints of evening, may readily be distinguished. To come upon one of Van Starkenburg's pictures after looking upon the gloom of Velasquez or Berghem, is like opening a door and stepping out into the fresh air--into heaven's own light and earth's own verdure. [P. 15.]
Catalogue of the First Annual Exhibition of the Western Academy of Art, corner of Fourth Street and Washington Avenue, Saint Louis. 1860. Second Edition. St. Louis: Printed at the Missouri Democrat Book and Job Office. 1860.