"(Eng.) New York. Member of the National Academy. Katrina Van Tassel. 16 x 24. 'Among the musical disciples who assembled, one evening in each week, to receive instructions in psalmody, was Katrina Van Tassel, the daughter and only child of a substantial Dutch farmer. She was a blooming lass of fresh eighteen, plump as a partridge, ripe and melting as one of her father's peaches, and universally famed, not only for her beauty, but for her vast expectations. She was withal a little of a coquette, as might be perceived even in her dress, which was a mixture of ancient and modern fashions, as most suited to set off her charms. She wore the ornaments of pure yellow gold, which her great-great-grandmother brought over from saardam; the tempting stomacher of the olden time; and with a provokingly short petticoat, to display the prettiest foot and ankle in the country round.' - Washington Irving, sketch book."
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.
Artist nationality: English.
Artist address: New York.
Artist professional affiliation: National Academician.
Literature--Irving--Sketch Book Of Geoffrey Crayon