Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
Captain Mulliken sent four delightful pieces of sheep and poultry, by Van Severdonk, and a portrait of a young girl, which we must consider by far the best painting in the room. It represented a young girl, who, in very light attire, leans out of a balcony in the early morning, and is meditating upon the serene beauty of nature. The face is a girlish one, about fourteen, one would think; golden-haired, and eyes of that deep blue one sees only in porcelain and pictures, and which one reads of occasionally in novels that are heavy on description. The brow is refined and poetical, the heart is fancy free, but there is an angelic look about the eyes, and a sweetness about the mouth and nostril, which made us hope, for the sake of some departed happiness, that the head is a portrait, and that such an angel lived on earth to bless some one. [P. 108; see entry 02550087 for other work noted in this 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.