October comes, go to the heights of the valley of the salle, or picture speaks for itself. Of the great artist who painted it, Jarves says in art thoughts: 'He is charming in his genre landscape motives, in which he introduces little children, lovely women or classical nymphs, amorini or whatever best affords him scope for his rich flesh-tints, in contrast with magnificently colored draperies on the deep greens and browns of vegetation.' Roger Ballu says of him in the Gazette des Beaux Arts: 'He has attached his name to one aspect of nature. When October comes, go to the heights of the vally of the salle, or in the thickets of bas-breau, wander in the midst of the superb vegetation, *** where play all shades, the dark green, the brown, the golden yellow, the bright scarlet; and, seeing this magnificient twinkling of autumn tints, you will surprise yourself saying "behold a diaz."' No better comments on this picture could be made than those embodied in the two extracts above quoted."
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.