Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
Dubufe's Grand Painting of the Prodigal Son, now on view, at Concert Hall, Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. This grand work of art, size 20 x 45 feet, is painted in the most imposing manner, containing upwards of forty highly finished life-size figures. . . . DESCRIPTION of THE PAINTING. Beginning at his left, the Spectator will first meet three groups, representing dance, poetry and music,--being themselves the representatives of pure, sweet love. They are outside of the pandemonium of vice and debauchery, in which the Prodigal plays such a prominent part. . . . Edward Dubufe, the Artist. Edward Dubufe, pupil of C.M. Dubufe and Paul Delaroche. In 1839 received the medal of the third class. The second in 1840. The first in 1841. Decorated with the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor in 1853. Created grand officer of the same in 1869. . . . [Pp. 1-30; excerpted from a descriptive pamphlet accompanying the exhibition. Entry includes extensive biographical information and numerous excerpts from critical reponses in the contemporary press.]
Dubufe's Grand Painting of the Prodigal Son at the Concert Hall, Philadelphia.