"The west wind is personified by a life-size female figure, advancing through the air with speed enough to throw her drapery behind her in graceful lines and curves. This is a difficult subject treated with more than common skill."
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.