"(Germ.) Munich. An artist who has made a great reputation for his pictures of common life in Germany. Preparing for the rehearsal. 40 x 25. A band of musicians, assembled in a cottage in the black forest, are about to rehearse some music. the gray headed old man and his opposite neighbor at the table are whistling the bass part, which the former holds in his hand. the leader, with his violin under his arm, is singing it. The viola player and contrabassist are tuning their instruments, while little barelegs is trying his hand at the horn. One girl is at the window looking out for the laggard of the band, while her elder sister is busy at a side table pouring out the inviting looking rhine wine. In conception, drawing, tone and finish this is an admirable performance. The glasses on the table will give the measure of the care bestowed on every part of this work."
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.