Watercolor on paper adhered to mat board, 8 x 10 1/4 inches, signed on the back and inscribed "Old Peep Toad Mill / North S[cit]uate, RI / Aug. 5, 1914." The town name is hard to make out, but there is an old Peep Toad Mill in East Killingly, Connecticut, not far from the Rhode Island state line. Hays had a studio in Providence, RI, and is known for painting bucolic subjects.
Engraving after Giulio Romano; Holy Family "with the Lizard" Prov. Gray: 753; Thies: The picture is in the Gallery of the Pitti palace in Florence. Passavant, Rafael, 11.No.230,Copy a.A repetiton of Raphael's Holy Family "under the Oak Tree" in the Madrid Gallery. Passavant,II.230.
Impression with the engraver's address