Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
There are but few good Water-color Paintings on exhibition. Some "Sketches of California Animals," by Nahl, possess great merit as life-like pictures. The committee, however, would award the premium in this department to A.J. Grayson, for his drawings of California Birds. This award is made, not on account of the artistic excellence of the painting, but for its perfect accuracy. The drawings are made from nature, after the manner of Audubon, and every part copied with the greatest precision. It is understood that Mr. Grayson intends prosecuting the work of illustrating the Ornithology of California. [P. 47.] Best specimens of Water Color Paintings, diploma and $10; A.J. Grayson, San Jose (for "California Birds"). [P. 51; see entry 02720004 for other work noted in this commentary.]
Official Report of the California State Agricultural Society's Third Annual Fair, Cattle Show, and Industrial Exhibition, held at San Jose, October 7th to 10th, 1856. San Francisco: Published at the California Farmer Office. 1856.