This beautiful Gem was for a long time considered past restoration by several good Judges. It was covered with scales of varnish, &c., but by careful scraping with a steel point, was at length divested of all extraneous matter. Comment is unnecessary on a Picture, evidently possessing so many varied beauties. The late Mr. Paph [sic] of New York, pronounced this one of the best pictures he had seen. The splendid examples of foreshortening throughout the painting, must strike every judge of Art, as singularly beautiful. The present proprietor thinks the Resurrection of the Saints, or First Resurrection, the true title of the picture. The Saviour and Cross, is the pinacle [sic] of the centre; the figure in red on the left, evidently is that of Abram; Isaac is seen with the faggots near him; Peter is in blue, and designated by the Key he is handing over to his successor; John the Baptist is over him with a cross and scroll. In the centre, is the three Marys, with the book and scroll. On the right of the canvass, is seen the standing figure of Aaron, and Moses with the mitre; Joshua with the flag, and above him, Job in his sack cloth; near Job is Saint Stephen. Indeed, the whole as a painting, speaks for itself. [Pp. 12-13.]
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.