Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
"Marine Views," by James Hamilton. This must be pronounced an admirable picture. The sun is below the horizon, and just above the sketch of clouds is crimsoned, and a lurid gloom holds the expanse. A steamer is seen in the offing, while the foreground is a level sandy shore, with the curling waves washing in upon it. There is a mysterious appealing that addresses itself to the soul when a half-luminous gloom settles upon a wide waste of ocean, and the heavens in one part flush with the hue of blood; and it is here pictured with force. [P. 77.] Marine.--First premium, diploma and $30, awarded to a picture by Hamilton, exhibited by S.A. Coale, Jr., 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.