Among the works of Sir Joshua, are two of his most excellent performances--the Lord Bishop of Westminster second only, if second to the celebrated Lord Heathfield, of the National Gallery--and the Lord Clive family which Sir Thomas Lawrence pronounced to possess excellencies surpassing any of similar works and was anxious to become its possessor. [P. iii.] A beautiful group, characteristic of the great charm of portrait: a noble simplicity of expression, wherein the passing soul is made visible. The coloured girl is inimitable for a truth to nature, and a tenderness of feeling, fully expressive in the action. Sir Thomas Lawrence was of the opinion that this picture was originally painted cool and quiet in colour: he pronounced it one of his finest specimens, and desired to become its possessor. (On canvass--5 ft. 8 inh. by 4 ft. 7 inh.) [P. 22.]
Catalogue of Paintings, by the Great Masters, including Specimens of the First Class, of the Italian, Venetian, Spanish, Flemish, Dutch, French, and English Schools. It penetrates the inward recesses of the soul--even surpassing the power and force of eloquence.--Quintillian on the Art of Painting. Boston: Press of John H. Eastburn.