Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 250 (Sale info: $400.00).
"N.A. b. Milford, Mass., 1829. Early in life entered the office of an architect in Boston, but finally turned his attention to painting. Studied in Paris and in the Royal Academy at Antwerp. Honorary member of the Royal Belgian Society of Painters in Water Colors. " There are few American artists whose works are more popular than those of Mr. Bellows, and this is due not only to the taste shown in the selection of subjects, but also in their artistic treatment. - Art Journal. " 'The Choristers' is a charming picture by A.F. Bellows. the subject is a pleasing one, the technical execution is excellent, and the richness and perfect harmony of the coloring give it a high decorative quality. The three earnest faces of the boys admirably express the solemnity of the church service. the light shining through the stained glass windows of the chancel very beautifully and tenderly weaves bits of quiet color into their white robes. - Louisville Commercial." [P. 40.]
Catalogue of Works of Art in the Art Building of the Southern Exposition at Louisville, Ky. Prepared by Charles M. Kurtz. Published for the Art Committee by John P. Morton and Company, 1883.
Artist professional affiliation: National Academician; B.P.W.C.