Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 92 (Sale info: $1500.00).
"b. Boston, 1831. For some time in a mercantile house in New Orleans. In 1852 began the study of art. Studied for a time in London and Paris, and then went to Duesseldorf, and spent two years and a half in the studio of Leutze. Afterward a pupil of Thomas Couture for a year, in Paris. 1857 to 1860, United States counsul in Venice. Upon his return to the United States, he painted portraits in the principal cities of the south and west, and then went to California and the Sandwich Islands. Settled in New York in 1866. First exhibited, National Academy, 1859. Elected member of the Academy, 1869. Secretary of the American Art Union. " Perry, at the present time, occupies a place very nearly at the head of our American genre painters. He was one of the first to paint American subjects, and the most lowly of them are invested with a poetry of feeling and delicacy of expression which are not exceeded by any of his contemporaries. His pictures are illustrative and pleasing, and evince a conscien- tious study of his subjects. - Prof. Weir." [P. 20-21.]
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.
Artist address: New York, New York.
Artist professional affiliation: National Academician; A.A.U.