Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
"Cypress Swamp," by J.R. Meeker. The property of Judge J.M. Krum. A view of the rank undergrowth of the hot Southern climate, with tall cypress trees in the distance. "It is truly an original subject and painting, showing in the manipulation of the rank vegetation, atmospheric effects, and characterization of forest growths, great truth, power and force. The water in the foreground on which lazily float the water-lilies, the half-sunken and rotten trunks, and the dim, mysterious light that veils the forest aisles, conjures up in the imagination of the beholder the fear of detecting all sorts of slimy and horrible things creeping about in the rank vegetation and the watery expanses of the swamp." [P. 66; 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.