Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 199 (Sale info: $400.00).
"b. Bensancon, France, 1831. In his early youth went to Paris and entered the schools of the Beaux Arts, also becoming for a time a pupil of Leon Cogniet. He resided in Paris until 1857, when he came to America, where he has lived ever since. His great speciality has been in genre pictures, and his works have been exceedingly popular, many of them having been photographed and engraved. Mr. Mayer was elected an associate of the National Academy, New York, in 1867, and received the cross of the legion of honor from Napoleon III in 1869. " The charmer. One of the freshest and brightest of Mr. Mayer's pictures. The happy, joyous expression of the face is in strong contrast with the sadness in the face of the evangeline and that of the woman in the song of the shirt in another gallery." [P. 43.]
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; F.L.H.