"(Fr. Dec'd. Paris. Pupil of cogniet. Medals 1861, 1863. Legion of Honor 1866. Died 1881. A painter of great note. her ideal. 38 x 52. The earnest face and manly form, whose unexpected coming has caused the fair object of his visit to drop her embroidery for a while, possibly suggest a prospective and not very distant union of hand and heart. The subject is treated with all the delicacy and grace for which the artist is famous."
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.