This picture has not only the vivid realism, but also the deep suggestive thought for which this great artist is famous. The bottomless abyss in contrast with the snow-capped peak, and the blasted pine with the perennial green of its mate, tells a dramatic story, with that power for which Calame alone is distinguished. [P. 15.]
Exhibition of Paintings, Engravings, Drawings, Aquarelles, and Works of Household Art, in the Cincinnati Industrial Exposition. MDCCCLXXIII.