The Committee, in speaking of this most elaborate work, must say, they consider that the artist has based his picture on an unnatural tone of color; but it has, in many respects, merits of a very high order. The effects of light are almost magical, too much praise cannot be bestowed on the wonderfully-high finish, unless it may be thought to have produced a want of mass in the foliage. The perspective is fine, the water beautifully managed; and, although the Committee have felt bound to state some objections, they feel it to be their duty, at the same time, to express their admiration of this picture. Silver Medal. [P. 35.]
The Fourth Exhibition of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, at Quincy Hall, in the City of Boston, September 16, 1844. Boston: Published by Crocker and Brewster, for the Association. 1844.