Scarlet Letter, The (Hester Prynne and Little Pearl - Hawthorne), (painting)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 20 (Sale info: $1250.00).
"48 x 60. An admirable work, fine in drawing and character. the artist says: 'Hester Prynne was painted as soon as Mr. Cozzens sent me the book just published to Dusselforf. I made a myth of it, and succeeded agreeably in surprising both him and Mr. Hawthorne.'" [Price and buyer noted in contemporary hand.]
Catalogue of the Entire Collection of Paintings belonging to the late Mr. A.M. Cozzens, to be sold by auction, at the Clinton Hall Art Galleries and Book Sale Rooms John H. Austen, Auctioneer, Friday evening, May 22, 1868, commencing at a quarter before 8 o'clock. Leavitt, Strebeigh & Co. Clinton Hall, Astor Place, New York. The Paintings will be on Exhibition Thursday morning, May 14, 1868, and from that date to the time of sale, day and evening. Baker and Godwin, Printers, Printing-House Square, New York.