"Cupid is holding the mirror to a beautiful girl engaged in adorning her hair with flowers, one of which she holds in her right hand. Whatever the lesson the sculptor may have intended to convey - and there are many possible - he has given us an attractive group, well conceived and proportioned, and executed with a good deal of daring."
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.