Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
"Winter Scene," by Stadman. The real merit of this landscape depends very largely for its discovery upon viewing the picture from a proper distance. It is a pure winter scene, although the deep whiteness of a heavy snow covering is not attempted. But a slight sprinkling is delineated, just sufficient to impart to the ground, bushes and trees a grayish cast, while in the more broken places darker shades appear in bold contrast. There is high land to the left in front, and there is a shallow water-course covered with ice. The bluff, with its trees and clumps of bushes, and antique tower further back, the wintry background and cloudy sky, are portrayed with great truth. In the naturalness of the treatment of the subject--the somber wintry evening hue pervading the whole, suggestive of bleak winds--the picture is uncommonly meritorious. The painting of the ice-covered water is most excellent. It is one of the best pictures in the hall. Pettes & Leathe are the exhibitors. [P. 78.]
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.