Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
A large painting in the Harding collection merits special attention. It is historical in character, and the subject is the sacking of Alta Mura by Michael Camerara. It is one of those pictures granting an immensity of details, and depicting a mass of human beings in the whirling confusion of war and carnage. There is much force in some of its parts, and the coloring is true and forcible. It is a fine painting, but an analysis of its prominent features and style cannot be attempted in this brief notice. [P. 82.] Historical.--First premium, diploma and $30, awarded to a picture by Michael Camerara, exhibited by G.M. Harding, St. Louis. [P. 88; 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.