Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 364 (Sale info: $1250.00).
"Eastman Johnson, N.A., and Jervis McEntee, N.A. (see nos. 323 and 274. Children in the wood. Among the Art Union's collection of pictures, which arrived yesterday, are some of the most interesting paintings which have been produced by leading American artists. One of these, especially admirable, is entitled 'children in the wood,' and represents two children who have lost their way in a dense forest. From the expression of their faces one imagines they have heard some strange noise which has frightened them. The younger child, with undisguised terror, clings closely to its companion, who, though unmistak- ably frightened himself, has grasped a branch and is pretending to be very brave, to reassure the little fellow. The figures in this picture were painted by Eastman Johnson, and the forest interior - a rich mass of ferns and tangled undergrowth in the foreground, and a wierd, mysterious depth of shade into which we can peer for a long distance beyond - was painted by Jervis McEntee. - Louisville Courier-Journal, july 28th." [P. 59; see serials 03850325 and 03850276 for commentary on artists.]
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.