Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
A Landscape by Meeker. This is the last important work of this artist. It is a Southern swamp scene, an elaboration on a larger and more impressive scale of a subject delineated several times before by the same brush. It is a calm, sweet picture, the details being wrought out under the delicate nicety of touch which characterizes Meeker. There is a stretch of water, mirror-like in its calm. A whitish haze sheds a vaporish vail over the far perspective, while the swampy woodlands to the right, with crown-shaped cedars towering up and resembling cloud shapes in the distance, forms a suggestive feature. We have no space for a lengthy notice of this painting, but it is just to say that it is a suggestive and excellent painting. The deer forms in the sedgy foreground, the rank vegetation and the evidence of slumberous summer, both in foliage and water, are most forcibly wrought out. The sky is harmonius and the picture generally is exceedingly well balanced. [P. 75.] Landscape. The committee recommend Honorable mention to a picture by Meeker exhibited by G.M. Harding, St. Louis. [P. 87; exhibited under heading: "PAINTING IN OIL, ORIGINAL."]
Tenth Annual Report of the Saint Louis Agricultural and Mechanical Association. Prepared for Publication by John T. Tracy. St. Louis: Missouri Democrat Book and Job Printing House. 1871.