Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 137 (Sale info: $250.00).
"b. Sandy Hook, Conn., 1850. Never had any art instruction, but about ten years ago turned his attention to illustrating, and now is one of the very best-known illustrators in the country. he is the author of several books and the illustrator of many. Mr. gibson is a member of the American Water-Color Society, the Salmagundi Sketch Club, and the American Art Union. A reminiscence of the Housatonic. (illustration, page XI.) this is not a 'finished picture,' but is merely a 'memorandum,' rapidly painted - for the most part with a palette-knife - of an effect seen by the artist one afternoon last summer." [P. 32; illustration depicts view of river with farm in foreground, farmer harvesting, horse, log fence, and trees.]
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: American Water Color Society (New York); S.S.C.; A.A.U.