Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 192 (Sale info: $1500.00).
"b. England, 1824. Studied art in England for a number of years, and came to America in 1854. Was elected National Academician, 1865. Member of the American Water-Color Society and the American Art Union. " Mr. Gay's subjects mostly relate to scenes and incidents drawn from childhood life, and in their composition and treatment he has no superior in American art. His style is fresh and unconstrained, and is marked by great richness of coloring and delicacy of finish. - Art Journal, September, 1875." [P. 41-42.]
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; American Water Color Society (New York); A.A.U.