TIME CHOSEN. Lord now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word, for mine eyes have seen thy salvation. LUKE 29, 30. THE ACTION. In the centre, is seen the kneeling figure of the Prophet Simeon, supporting the Infant Redeemer. On his left, stands Mary the mother of Jesus, and her husband Joseph; beyond Mary, a young woman with the pigeons. On Simeon's right, is the prostrate figure of Hell, the father of Mary. By the front column, stands Zacharias, and Elizabeth, the parents of John the Baptist, who is seen over the shoulder of Elizabeth, in the arms of his father. Between the 2d and 3d column, is the Prophetess Anna, with outstretched arms, and beyond Joseph, on the right of the canvas, a young man spreads the glad tidings of Anna. Lines by W.B. Tappan, on seeing the Prophecy of Simeon. . . . [Pp. 8-9.] His well known historical paintings, the "Maniac Assaulting his Keeper," "Celedon and Amelia," "Haman Accused," and "Prophecy of Simeon," (figures of the size of life,) were before the public in the year 1821, -2 and 3, at Mr. James Earle's rooms, the Masonic Hall, the Saloon, Library Street, and Melzell's Room Fifth, below Walnut Street, and in several cities in the Union. [P. 15.]
Catalogue of Robert Street's Exhibition, at the Artists' Fund Hall, Chestnut Street, above Tenth, of Upwards of 200 Oil Paintings, all executed by himself, with the exception of those by deceased, or Old Masters. Philadelphia: Printed by J. Young, Black Horse Alley. 1840.