Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 332 (Sale info: $400.00).
"See no. 157. One of the most pleasing pictures Mr. Brown has painted, and one of the best from a technical standpoint. Two bootblacks have had a misunderstanding, and one of them desires to 'make up.' The other is holding aloof. The studies in expression are very admirable." [P. 67; see serial 03860157 for commentary on artist.]
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.