Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 103 (Sale info: $550.00).
"b. Kentucky, pupil of Matthew H. Jouett, and afterward studied at Havre, France; afterward came to America and became pupil of the National Academy and Vincent Colyer, New York. First exhibited in the National Academy, 1851. Elected associate member of the National Academy, 1865. Member of the American Art Union. " Mr. Morgan's pictures are always pervaded by a deep sympathetic quality that shows how much the heart of the artist is in his work. They are not mere photographic presentations of the facts before our eyes, but without in any manner sacrificing truthfulness, they give us facts influenced by transmission through an intensely poetic nature. " The sortie. (illustration, page XIX). A crowd of school- boys are being marshaled in battle array. Only the commander and musicians are shown in the illustration. The painting contains many figures armed with brooms, rakes, and various other extemporized weapons. A little girl waves a handkerchief to them from an open window. Bright in color; vigorous in action. - National Academy Notes, 1884." [P. 22; under illustration is note: "from National Academy Notes, 1884.")
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: Associate National Academician; A.A.U.