Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 104 (Sale info: $5000.00).
SECOND PICTURE. True to what is intimated in the first picture, the fortunes of the Christian Pilgrim are here adverse. He is presented in the character of a sufferer. The picture symbolizes the sorrow and trial, not the joy and peace, of the Christian life; not its crown, but its cross. What we look upon is the mirror of tribulation, reflecting images of fear, forms of dreadful power. Storm has the mastery of the wilderness, and sends its fiercest torrent to sweep the Pilgrim, now in the strength of manhood, into the abyss along the verge of which he travels. Light from the Cross, the emblem of salvation now higher in the heavens, comes through clouds and darkness, opening down the gloom of a track of brightness, impossible indeed to the eye of sense, but easy to faith and love. [P. 9.]
Louisville Industrial Exposition. Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. And of the Collections of the Department of Natural History. 1874. Louisville: Published by John P. Morton and Company, Nos. 156 and 158 West Main Street.