"Unknown. On panel. The recluse. 13 x 16. This is a little picture the merit of which will appear greater the more it is examined. Joined to the great accuracy of drawing and perspecitve, the finish is astonishing and the harmony of the tones, as well as the management of the light and shade, perfect."
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.