Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
"Landscape," by the same. This, in our opinion, is one of the artist's best pictures. The subject is simple; some sheep are feeding on the prairie, in the glow of sunset. The glowing rays of the declining orb, however, are obscured by trees, which also help to hide much of the river in the background. The animals are well painted, the trees are good, and the light is really skillfully managed. It is not, of course, an object of the highest art, but it is a pleasant landscape, and shows love of nature and observation. We hope that Mr. Leathe will send some other piece from this young man's easel for exhibition at our next Fair, as we are curious to know whether he is making progress. We hope he is. His chief fault at present is tameness. [P. 107; see entry 02550084 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.