|Collection||Kate Strong Historical Library|
|Dates of Creation||1836/05/04|
|Scope & Content||
New York, May 4, 1836
My Dear Sir,
Your Brother Henry handed me this morning your much esteemed letter of yesterday. Your letters are very acceptable, I hope you will write me often. You say that you have finished one portrait since you was here last and are about beginning another. I should like to have you take one of me some day or other when it happens convenient for us both. I hope to see you here before a great while. The Exhibition is well attended and there are no pictures that attract more attention than yours, they please everyone. They are just right and I want my turn to come for more, after you paint two more then I must have the two next. I have just got a letter from Mr. Allen dated at Naples and he desires me to tell you and Durand and Cole that he has seen nothing to make him think any less of your pictures. I like your brother Shepard's Portrait. he has a feeling for Charactar and must paint me a picture. The flesh in this portrait seems a little harsh but the man is there full of life. Your Brother Henry is painting a Cattle piece on one of our Gallery doors. Durand and Cole are also at work. I shall have something more to show you on the doors when you come here. I hope to see you and ~our Brother Shepard here before long. Please give my respects to him.