Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
"The Deluge." This is the subject of a large painting which hung over the east entrance. It was entered on exhibition by E.C. Lackland. In this picture, on the top of a wooded eminence are collected a group of agonized mortals, with the swelling waters of the flood threatening to sweep them into destruction. The picture is striking, and the coloring vivid and not unnatural; but, while the attitudes are suggestive and not inappropriate. The faces are singularly serene for the terrible situation, and in his effort to embody every element of terror, the artist has evidently overdone the matter somewhat and neglected it in this. [Pp. 104-105.]
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.