Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 390 (Sale info: $500.00).
"A young woman, in poverty and distress, scarcely able to support herself and her infant, sees the advertisement, "wanted - for adoption, . . . " a means of relief from her responsibility is thus placed before her, and a future is offered for the child which promises to be brighter than any she can hope to make for it; yet, weighed in the balance of mother-love, one can not doubt the result. She tries to be unselfish for the child's sake, but she can not give up the one ray of light that illumines her life. - The artist's note." [P. 27; ellipses appear.]
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: University Building, Washington Square, New York, New York.