Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 457 (Sale info: $150.00).
"b. Cheshire, Conn., 1818. Studied bank-note engraving in his youth and practiced art in his leisure hours. Went to England after a time, and sent a picture to the Royal Academy in 1850, which was highly praised by the art critics. Remained in Europe seven years, spending two years in Rome and making excursions to Naples, Switzerland, the Rhine, etc. Elected member of the National Academy, 1849. d. 1873. " Kensett is the Bryant of our painters; a little sad and monotonous, but sweet, artistic and unaffected. - Jarves. - Art Idea. " Kensett's best pictures exhibit a rare purity of feeling, an accuracy and delicacy, and especially a harmonious treatment perfectly adapted to the subject. - Tuckerman's Book of the Artists." [P. 88-89.]
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 professional affiliation: National Academician.