"Unknown. Joseph and his Brethren. 140 x 60. Joseph, when ruler of Egypt, had pretended not to recognize his brethren who had gone thither for corn during the famine. He treated them as spies, held their brother Simeon, and sent them back with the assurance that only by bringing down their youngest brother, Benjamin, could they clear themselves of suspicion. This fine painting represents the second meeting of Joseph and his brethren. Benjamin is being put forward to propitiate Joseph, with a portion of the presents - a little balm and a little honey, spices and myrrh, nuts and almonds - which their father, Israel, bade them offer him."
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.