"(Ital.) Florence. The choice vintage. 10 x 12. The cellarer of the convent is carrying a cask of fine wine, jealously guarded by the abbot's seal, to break which would involve dire penalties. He eyes the formidable bit of wax with no friendly mien."
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.