Landscape--A Wild Gully in the Alleghany Mountains, (painting)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 40 (Sale info: For Sale).
The following lines were suggested and written in consequence of the appearance of a Bald Eagle, which flew, screaming several times, over the artist's head, while sketching and contemplating the above scene. "Hail Columbia's sacred bird%/ Thy natural home is here,/ 'Midst the wild mountains of the West,/ The wilderness severe. Within the gloomy rugged glen,/ Of dubious night and day,/ Where howls the storm that rends the oak,/ And forked lightnings play. The gorge sublime, the mountain pass,/ Proclaim the sovereign here;/ The wily serpents know thy power,/ And creep their way in fear." July 4th, 1837. [P. 8.]
Catalogue of the First Exhibition of Philadelphia Artists, and of the School of Painting and Design. Philadelphia, April 2, 1838. No. 142 Chestnut Street. Admission 25 cents.--Season Tickets 50 cents. Philadelphia: C. Sherman & Co., Printers, 19 St. James Street. 1838.