This Picture, where an assassin stealing at midnight from his cavern and holding his breath with his hand, was suggested by the following lines from Shakespeare: "Now wither'd murder,/ Alarum'd by his sentinal the wolf/ (Whose howl's his watch) thus, with his sleathy pace,/ With Tarquin's ravishing strides, towards his design/ Moves like a ghost." Macbeth. [P. 8.]
Exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Mr. C.B. Leslie's Picture, The Murder of Rutland; with a Series of originals and copies from his commencement in the Arts and also of Mr. Allston's Celebrated Pictures, of the Dead Man Restored to Life, by touching the Bones of the Prophet Elisha, and Donna Mencia, in the Robbers Cave--from Gil Blas. Together with many Valuable Paintings in addition to the Stationary Pictures of the Academy. October, 1816. Philadelphia: Printed by John Bioren, No. 33 Chestnut Street. 1816.