Middlemas's Interview with his unknown Parents, (painting)
Windus, W. L.
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 165 (Sale info: For Sale).
"'Oh% My more than father,' said he, 'how much greater a debt do I owe to you than to the unnatural parents who brought me into this world by their sin, and deserted me thro' their cruelty.' Zelia, as she heard these cutting words, flung back her veil, raising it on both hands till it floated behind her like a mist, and then, giving a faint groan, sank down in a swoon." Walter Scott's "Surgeon's Daughter," chap. viii. [P. 16.]
American Exhibition of British Art. Oil Pictures and Water Colours. 1857. W.H. Tinson, Printer, 43 and 45 Centre St., N.Y.