"Spurning the vulgar and offensive scene of the cave, the artist has, with dignified propriety, selected for exhibition the second flight of lot and his daughters, when they are departing from Zoar, to take refuge in the mountain; conformably to the celestial messenger's injunction to the patriarch. The counten- ance of the old man is full of benignity, wisdom, virtue, and serenity; in him the energies of life repose, but are not extinguished. With parental solicitude and firmness, he points out to the eldest daughter the path, which heaven has allotted for their retreat; her features betray discontent, and her right hand indicates expostualtion; she already seems alarmed at the forlorn prospect; while the sister, possessing character- istic beauty in the fulness of perfection, looks towards her father with the most endearing complacency." [P. 3.]
Gallery of Pictures, selected from the most admired productions of the Old Masters, Doggett's Repository, No. 16 Market-Street.