Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 264 (Sale info: $600.00).
"'Joyous th'impatient husbandman perceives/ relenting nature; and his lusty steers/ drives from their stalls, to where the well-used plow/ lies loosn'd from the frost./ there, unrefusing, to the harness'd yoke/ they lend their shoulder and begin their toil.' Thomson, The Seasons." " This painting was shown in the Exposition Art Gallery in 1883, but since that time has been changed and improved by the artist until it is now almost a new picture. It is a work that has done much for the artist's reputation. - Ed." [P. 21; see serial 03890047 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: 1334 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.