EARLE'S FLYING DUCKS
are conspicuous. This artist appears to be
easily chief in subjects of this sort, but
might it not be demanded in a picture of
this size that the detail of plumage should
be carried somewhat further? The drawing is
careful and able, the general "quantities"
and "values" of color well observed, but the
painting of the feathers rapid and general.
This depends, however, somewhat on where the
picture is intended to be hung.
Tribune, 6 Feb 1876, page 3