Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 1 (Sale info: $200.00).
"b. Quebec, 1821. His father was an officer in the Black Huzzars, and fought against the first Napoleon in the Battle of Leipsic, subsequently, however, naming his son for the emperor. Napoleon Sarony was brought to America when ten years of age, and when thirteen years old, was thrown upon his own resources. He studied lithography first, and when twenty-one years old founded the house of Sarony, Major & Knapp. This firm was very successful, and after acquiring a competency, as he supposed, Mr. Sarony went to Europe and spent six years there in observa- tion and study. losing his fortune, Mr. Sarony directed his attention to photography, and returned to America in 1866. by studying his subjects with reference to appropriate surround- ings, the most agreeable light and shade, and by highly artistic composition in his pictures, he almost revolutionized photo- graphy. of late Mr. Sarony has devoted much of his leisure time to charcoal drawing. He is a member of the tile club and the salmagundi sketch club, of New York. The following crayon drawings are by Mr. Sarony." [P. 5; serials 03860001 through 03860004 index the four crayon drawings to which this comment refers. illustration for cat. no. 1 depicts woman in greek dress holding vase, at which she gazes at close range.]
Illustrated Catalogue of Works of Art in the Art Building of the Southern Exposition at Louisville, Ky. August 16 - October 25, 1884. Prepared by Charles M. Kurtz, Director of the Art Department. Editor of National Academy Notes and the Art Union Magazine. Published for the Art Committee by John P. Morton and Company.