"(Brit.-Amer.) New York. Pupil of the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. Member of the National Academy. Medals at Boston, 1st medal, San Francisco, 1877. The challenge. 22 x 28. The bold, keen-faced urchin is ready to pit his likely looking dog against the broken-haired terrier, whose youthful owner declines the match. Both owners and dogs are painted with expression, vigor and care."
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: British-american.
Artist address: New York.
Artist professional affiliation: National Academy of Design; National Academician.