Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 233 (Sale info: $1500.00).
"A work effective in sentiment and in composition and color as well. Two women of the fisher-folk are seen, one standing, one sitting, in a door-way. Both wear that anxious expression in which suspense and dread are commingled. The one looking out to sea with strained expression, shows in her face how much tenderness and affection may be found in the most commonplace or toil-hardened life, when occasion sometimes lets us see beyond the rough exterior, Mr. Hovenden has painted the woman under the coarse figure of the toiler. - National Academy Notes, 1886." [P. 19; see serial 03890010 for commentary on artist.]
Illustrated Catalogue of the Art Gallery of the Southern Exposition, Louisville, Ky. August 28 - October 23, 1886 Prepared by Charles M. Kurtz, Editor of National Academy Notes, Director of the Art Department. Published for the Art Committee by John P. Morton and Company, 440-446 West Main Street, Louisville, Ky.
Artist address: Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania.
Artist professional affiliation: National Academician; P.A.