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Catalog Number KSc032473
Collection NY Historical Society
Object Name Letter
Dates of Creation 1855 c.
Scope & Content Fragment of a Letter, Addressee and Date Unknown

Dear Sir,
Wm. Schaus Esqr, whose business compels him to know something about pictures, says that Farmers Nooning, Raffling for a Goose, and Farmers Bargaining are the most finished American pictures in all the qualities that make up a perfect work of art, that he has yet seen, since he has been in this Country. When Mr. Schaus was in the employ of Goupil, Vibert & Co., foreign print publishing house N.Y., "his accurate judgement and refined taste introduced Mr. Mount's pictures to their notice" and selected to commence with the Power of Music, and Music is Contagious also followed. Catching Rabbits and Just in Tune. Lucky Throw, and Right and Left, were orders. Politics of 1852 was purchased for publication by Leon Goupil Esqr of the above house.