Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 553 (Sale info: TO BE AUCTIONED).
"Painted to order for Mr. Thompson. Considered the chef d'ouvre of this favorite Boston artist. 'She Sleeps: Her breathings are not heard/ in palace chambers far apart./ The fragrant tresses are not stirred/ that lie upon her charmed heart./ She sleeps: On either hand up swells/ the gold-fringed pillow lightly pressed;/ she sleeps, nor dreams, but ever dwells/ a perfect form in perfect rest' - Tennyson." [P. 42.]
Catalogue. Executrix's Sale of Mr. Thomas Thompson's Extensive and Valuable Collection of Ancient and Modern Pictures being the Most Important and Costly Collection ever offered in this Country, to be sold at auction, positively without reserve, by Henry H. Leeds & Miner, commencing on Monday, Feb. 7th, 1870, at 11 o'clock precisely, and continuing, day and evening, until all are sold, at the Leeds Art Galleries, 817 & 819 B'way, S.W. corner 12th Street, New York. They may be viewed on and after Monday, January 24th, at the Galleries as above, and at the Galleries, No. 831 Broadway, over Messrs. Campion & Stuart's Dry Goods Mart, and Dunham's Music Rooms. Printed by John Polhemus, 102 Nassau St., N.Y.