"Austr) Munich. Member of the Munich Academy. Great gold medal at Munich and great and small gold medals at Berlin. Spechbacher and his son. 50 x 38. The boy, who is being brought forward by the veteran rifleman, is Spechbacher's child, who, against his father's wishes, had joined a company of sharpshooters, and having killed an eagle on the wing, has earned the proud title of 'schuetzenkoenig,' 'king of the riflemen.' the grizzly patriot's face says very distinctly to the father, who has turned round from the examination of the map, on which he has probably been tracing the movements of napoLeon's troops. He was one of the celebrated triumverate - the other two being joachim haspinger and peter mayer - whose success against the French in 1809 induced the great andreas hofer to issue from his hiding place and lead the Tyrolese to the victory of Iselberg."
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.