"b. Kensington, England, 1779. Pupil of Hoppner. At first practiced portrait painting, but later devoted himself to landscapes. He has been called the 'English Claude.' The Queen conferred Knighthood upon him in 1837, and in 1844 he was appointed conservor of the Royal pictures. d., 1844." [P. 15.]
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.