2. "Lebanon Brook" (New York scenery), by Worthington Whittredge, National Academician. Full of feeling and poetry, and literally aglow with sunny beauty. The water, worthy of Nesfield, with its glorious and faultless reflections of sky, trees, etc.; the easy, natural grouping of browsing cattle; the lonely hunter and his faithful dog; the magnificent tree truths; the effective high lights and shadows, are all charmingly rendered, and conspire to make this a fautless and most beautiful picture. In a letter addressed to the owner, the artist valued himself on his success in depicting this lovely scene, and pronounced it his best small work. "Conscientiously devoted to his art, for manly fidelity to the simple verities of nature, no one of our painters is more consistently distinguished than Worthington Whittredge."--Tuckerman. [P. 60; exhibited under heading: "Paintings."] PAINTING IN OIL (ORIGINAL). Composition.--First premium of diploma and $50 to Charley Wimar's "Emigrant Train attacked by Indians," owned by Mr. Edgar Miller and exhibited by George M. Harding; second, of $20, to Whittredge's "Lebanon Brook" (N.Y. scenery), of Mr. Cole's private collection. [P. 69; see entry 02560024 for other work noted in this commentary.]
Ninth Annual Report of the Saint Louis Agricultural and Mechanical Association. Prepared for Publication by Maj. Geo. W. Gilson. St. Louis: Missouri Democrat Book and Job Printing House. 1871.
Artist professional affiliation: National Academy of Design; National Academician.