"Jean Baptiste Greuze. Copy. Greuze was one of the most celebrated French painters of his time (1725-1805). The broken pitcher. 33 x 41. The maiden has been engaged in doing something else than fetching water, as the hole in the pitcher testifies. Probably in stooping to gather the flowers she holds, she has knocked the pitcher against a stone."
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.