Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
Low down near the floor, in Harding's collection, is a portrait of a boy, "A shoe-black," with his implements of industry, and wearing a straw hat, old and broken. It bears a yellow ribbon, as expressive of "honorable mention," and is without doubt the next best portrait to Mayer's, the award of the committee to the contrary notwithstanding. The flesh-coloring is fresh and warm, and the features are animated with an admirably-delineated expression. It is by Mr. J.R. Stuart. [P. 79.]
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.