|Dates of Creation||1830/05/29|
|Scope & Content||
N. York, May 29, 1830
I have a plenty of business, I am Painting the Portraits of the Rev Mr. Onderdonk and Mr. Thompson, the architect, etc. I shall be up home as soon as I paint 3 or 4 more, to Paint some landskapes from nature. My Contra Dance attracts great attention. I will give you a coppy of a Critic on the Pictures-he blows them up like fun, we can't find him out. Published in Pamplet form.
I have sold my Cottage.
Mount's little girl from Cottage comes;
In nature's tints she lovely blooms,
Whilst o'er her head the willow tree;
Waves as it should so droopingly.
He leads us up a Rustic Dance,
Such things are better done in France,
But this shall keep no under station,
It shows some scenes within the nation
Take nature for a guide, and she
Will show what wants variety.
Study good composition well
One day in this thou may'st excel.
In harmony more thy collors blend,
I speak as't were to any friend,
Who leaves them, now in hopes to se[e]
Still better things next year from the[el.
Wrote in a hurry-burn up my letter.
Shepard [h]as gone up Country.
w. s. r
Aunt Hawkins is in town, Grand mother will be up next