Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 279 (Sale info: $130.00).
"N.A., New York. b. Loverpool, England, 1819. Came to America in 1850, and settled in New York. Has long been well-known in this country as an animal painter. " by Mr. Tait there is a charming little picture called 'Springtime.' It shows a group of fluffy little chickens that in their wanderings have come across an ear of corn. Some of them are examining it curiously, while one, which has doubtless observed older chickens picking up the grains, is trying hard to follow their example, but with poor prospects of success. The endeavor is eagerly watched by two of the other little chicks. The 'expressions' depicted constitute this picture a perfect little genre in its way, and it is painted very realistically. - Louisville Courier-Journal." [P. 45.]
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 address: New York, New York.
Artist professional affiliation: National Academician.