"The subject is taken from Longfellow's poem of 'The Courtship of Miles Xtandish.' John Alden and Priscilla have just made up their love quarrel, and with feelings of mingled pain and pleasure are 'casting a farewell look at the glimmering sail of the Mayflower,/ distant, but still in sight and sinking below the horizon.'" [P. 19.]
Catalogue of an Exhibition by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, of Choice Paintings Loaned from Private Galleries of Philadelphia, and Hans Makart's Great Picture of "Venice Paying Homage to Caterina Cornaro." January 1877. Philadelphia: Collins, Printers, 705 Jayne Street.
Literature--Longfellow--Courtship Of Miles Standish