"(Germ.) Munich. Dutch kitchen. 24 x 20. This arched and vaulted kitchen looks like the crypt of some old abbey turned to utilitarian purposes indicated by the cook standing in the ruddy glow of the fire. The light and shade are well managed, the pots and pans and other utensils are painted so as not only to tell exactly of what metal they are made, but even to disclose the repairs they have undergone. The onions strung overhead one can almost smell, such has been the artist's scrupulous fidelity to the originals. The blending of the two kinds of light - from the windows and the fire - is skillfully worked out. This is a very uncommon treatment of a very ordinary subject."
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.