1. "Salem Flats," by James Hamilton. A superb specimen of this illustrious painter's style, in water-colors. The fine effective sky-painting and magnificent rendition of distance are worthy of all praise. Mr. Hamilton has immortalized himself in his great historical painting of the "Capture of the Serapis by the Bonne Homme Richard," one of the most thrilling paintings of this century. He is also well known as the illustrator of Dr. Kane's Book. Of these engravings, Blackwood's Magazine says: "The engravings of Dr. Kane's book are eminently happy, the productions of a man who is a real poet in art, and invests the whole with a halo of romance, mysterious as the effects of light in those northern regions, and which would scarcely be produced by the power of words." [Pp. 63-64; exhibited under heading: "Water-Colors."] PAINTING IN WATER-COLORS (ORIGINAL). Landscape--First premium of diploma and $10 to "Big River Scenery," by Louis Schultze, exhibited by Mr. Harding; second of $5, to "Salem Flats" by James Hamilton, from Mr. Cole's collection. [P. 70; see entries 02560073 and 02560074 for other works 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.