Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
These were beautiful little pictures, with a marvelous grace of coloring, being the productions of a celebrated artist. [P. 100.] "Landscape, with Sheep," by Van Severdonk. Animals and poultry are the speciality of this artist, who seldom paints on so large a canvas as this. He is a colorist, and his tints are warm and bright, and the attitude of the animals exceedingly natural and graceful. The scenery around is well painted, and the whole bears evidence of care and skill. Many of his small-sized cabinet pieces have been sold to St. Louis patrons, and it was evident that his picture was perfectly appreciated by the visitors, who neglected much better and higher productions; but we could not help sympathizing with the crowd, for there was a freshness about his pieces which we looked for in vain in the surrounding pictures. [P. 107; see entry 02550047 for other work noted in this commentary, and entry 02550044 for related commentary.]
Seventh Annual Report of the Saint Louis Agricultural and Mechanical Association. Prepared for Publication by Richard A. Barret. St. Louis, Mo.: George Knapp & Co., Printers and Binders. 1868.