"(Fr.) Paris. Pupil of his father. Medal at Philadelphia 1876. The dillettante. 21 x 26. A gaily dressed cavalier is inspecting an interior church view by the artist, who is standing near, apparently indifferent to the effect produced on the aristocratic critic by his work. The properties and odds and ends of the artist's studio are very effectively worked up: the picture, as a whole, is a good sample of this careful artist's best method."
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.