G. Stuart Newton. Mr. Newton was the nephew of Gilbert C. Stuart, and born at Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1795. He was brought, when a child, by his mother to Charlestown, Mass., and studied with his uncle before going to Europe. He became acquainted with Leslie in Paris on his return from Italy to London; a friendship commenced, which only death terminated. His eye for colour was exquisite, and his compositions are sought with avidity and thought invaluable. The character of Mr. Newton, for wit and humour, partook of the relationship to his uncle, as may be seen by the letters of R.C. Leslie and W. Irving. (See Hist. of Arts of Des.) [Pp. 15-16.]
Catalogue. Descriptive, Biographical and Historical, of the Exhibition of Select Paintings, by Modern Artists, principally American, and living, under the Direction of a Committee of Amateurs. The Paintings borrowed for this particular purpose from friends to the arts. At the Stuyvesant Institute, for four weeks only from the day of opening, Nov. 19, 1838. New York: Printed by G.P. Scott. 1838.