Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 118 (Sale info: TO BE AUCTIONED).
"By Hemskirk (Egbert), called the old, born 1610, died 1680. - See monongram. " This picture is confessedly well done; the characters are from the lowest class of society, and carry in their countenances and demeanor the invariable accompaniments of poverty and ignorance, - a variety of mind that is only roused by superstitious credulity, and guided to religion through feelings of terror." [P. 19.]
To be sold at Auction, Park Place House, No. 239 Broadway, Friday the 8th of June, 1832, at 1/4 before 10 o'clock, a.m. Wm. A. Colman's Collection of about 300 Superior Oil Paintings, all of which are framed. Admission free: Catalogues 12 1/2 cents. New York: Sleight & Robinson, Printers, No. 111 Nassau Street.