The lower group is intended to typify Labor as it is; the upper group, Christ as Mental Labor fraternizing with Labor Physical.--Figure on the right, Spirit of Evil repentant. The group on the left, Education, borne upon the back of a figure of Time, or the good time coming. [P. 5.]
Catalogue of the First Semi-Annual Exhibition of Paintings, in the Gallery of the Massachusetts Academy of Fine Arts, No. 37 1-2 Tremont Row. Boston. Boston: Printed by Dutton and Wentworth, No. 37, Congress Street. 1853.