Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
"Virginia Scenery," by J.R. Meeker. The property of Mr. Beach, of the firm of Bridge, Beach & Co. A view on the Potomac, near Cumberland, Md., the grand hills and the broad expanse of valley in the distance, showing the Virginia side of the river. We caught some very pleasant views of it from the middle of the hall when the rays of sunlight through the transom in the roof of the hall above fell directly across the landscape from the direction indicated for the sun's rays in the picture itself, transforming the scene, by the strong effects of light and shade produced, into one of almost actual reality. The heavy cloud hanging over the middle of the scene is artfully contrived to relieve the monotony of the expanse of valley presented. The grand outlines of the old mountain form are well depicted, and the incidents of the smoke from a party of hunters, the farm in the middle scene and the minute detail of the foreground are well elaborated. [Pp. 64-65; exhibited under heading: "Water-Colors."]
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.