These, notwithstanding their richness of coloring and beauty of drawing, comprising so many of the minutiae and difficulties of the art, fail in the grand requisite of animated and life-like portraits. His likenesses, though easily recognized, are stiff and rigid. One of his pictures--a little boy, full length, with straw hat in hand--is very well done, and chiefly because of its modesty in coloring distinguishes it from his generally too highly flushed painting. His drapery and still life, however, are considered by the judges as far superior to any thing of the kind presented, and as a draughtsman he is believed to have no superior in California. For these there is awarded a Diploma. [P. 96.]
Report of the First Industrial Exhibition of the Mechanics' Institute of the City of San Francisco, held at the Pavilion of the Institute, from the 5th to the 20th September, A.D. 1857; to which is prefixed a Brief Outline of the Origin and Progress of the Association, with its Constitution, By-laws, etc. San Francisco: Printed at the Franklin Office 1858.