Pastile [sic]--Entry 83. This picture is adorned with the blue ribbon. The subject is "Reconciliation." Two girl forms embracing, or possibly a child and mother, for the face of the elder is hidden. The artist is Mad. Jessie Noa. The coloring is excellent, and the whole picture, if we except a little stiffness and formality in the child's face, is a most charming one. The skin-coloring is warm and fresh, and could hardly be surpassed in oil. The pastile [sic] picture that took the second premium is by the same artist. It is the form and face of a young girl, and is admirably executed. These are among the best pastiles [sic] we have ever seen at the Fair Grounds. [P. 83.] Pastile [sic].--First premium, diploma and $5, and second premium, silver medal, awarded to Madame Noa, St. Louis. [P. 89; exhibited under heading: "DRAWINGS, ENGRAVINGS, ETC." See entry 02570153 for other work noted in this commentary.]
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.