"(Fr. dec'd) Ronsoy. Pupil of Signol. Medal in 1874. One of the first figure painters in France. Francesca da Rimini and Paolo. 30 x 40. We are here in presence of the luckless pair whom dante has immortalized. Francesca is reading, probably from some romance, to her brother-in-law, whose guilty love for her was avenged in the blood of both by her husband, Lanciotto da Rimini, a cruel dwarf."
A Catalogue of Paintings in the Gallery of D.W. Powers, Rochester, N.Y. with Explanations and Sketches of Painters by C.C. Merriman. Rochester, N.Y.: E.R. Andrews, Book and Job Printer, Aqueduct Street, 1877.