"(Belg.) Antwerp. Pupil of de Keyser. Medal, Vienna Exposi- tion, 1873. Chevalier of the Order of Leopold of Belgium. A regular customer. 9 x 11. This celebrated painter of common life subjects has here introduced us to a regular old customer of the cafe in which he is sitting. The good-natured old gentleman has come across some funny anecdote in the newspaper; he has repeated it to the hostess, and is now enjoying a hearty laugh over it. Great fidelity to nature characterizes this dainty little picture."
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.