"Louis Leopold Robert. Copy by Lemee. Arrival of reapers, pontine marshes. 72 x 46. It is well known that the pontine marshes in the vicinity of Rome, which, far from being swampy or wet grounds, are suitable for tillage and grazing, are neverthe- less almost uninabitable on account of malaria. So that those who till any parts of them are accustomed to move temporarily to their work in the seasons requiring it. This is a painting of such a removal in the time of harvest. We notice the peculiar Italian work-cattle, near akin to the bison; the tent and family effects in the cart; the welcomers who have come up on each side; the dancers and the gleaners."
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.