Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 763 (Sale info: TO BE AUCTIONED).
"This is one of the best english paintings of humble life ever seen on this continent. The French mother sits by her sleeping child in the rude dwelling of her husband. All is painted with a thorough sense for the beauty of the picturesque and a feeling for tone rarely equaled." [P. 56.]
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.