"(Swede.) Gothenburg. Pupil of the Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, and of Palmaroli. Med. 3rd cl. 1879. October. potato-gathering. 76 x 100. Hapborg here tells the story of peasant life and toil with great earnestness and force. The three farm hands are out at work in the gray morning. The self-concentrated, patient, resigned look of the woman; her deep thoughtfulness, which has borne her mind far away from her present rude occupation, are strongly brought out. The refinement of her features is well set off against the massive jaw and matter-of-fact face of the man who is emptying potatoes into the sack. The gray light of the sky is diffused over the field from the foreground away into the distance in a most masterly fashion. The artist invites us to study his two figures and to ponder on their lot. They deserve it, for from such men and women as these the word recruits its best brains. this is a noble picture, in which the influence of Jean Francois Millet is everywhere apparent."
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.