Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 88 (Sale info: To Be Auctioned).
"(44 x 33.) An illustration of the ballad of that name, in which a wicked uncle, in order that he might obtain the fortunes of his wards, engages a ruffian to put them to death. he abandons them in a wood, under pretence of seeking food for them in the neighboring town. The artist represents them sinking down with fatigue and grief. The little birds and squirrels, as innocent as they, have come out to keep them company." [P. 5.]
Catalogue of Pictures and other Works of Art, the property of the American Art-Union. To be sold at Auction by David Austen, Jr. At the Gallery, 497 Broadway, on Wednesday, the 15th, Thursday 16th, and Friday 17th, December, 1852. At 11 o'clock, A.M.
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