Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 382 (Sale info: $400.00).
"b. New York City, 1835. Mr. Silva inerited his taste for art from his grandfather, Colonel Francis Jean, of the French army, who, exiled during the first revolution, went to Lisbon, devoted himself to his brush, and became painter to the Spanish court. young Silva, whose father opposed his studying art, after trying several trades, was apprenticed to a sign-painter in New York, where he remained until the outbreak of the rebellion, in which he served as an officer until its close. In 1868, began his professional career as an artist, though he exhibited a picture in the National Academy the year preceding. Entirely self- taught. Member of the American Water-Color Society." [P. 75; illustration depicts seaward-looking view on a cloudy day, with rocky beach and two figures in foreground)
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).