Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 36 (Sale info: For Sale).
So splendid a development of the human head is rarely to be found in nature, and makes good Sir J. Reynolds' observation that "ART IS SUPERIOR TO NATURE." There is a soul in this picture, which is only to be found in the works of this great master. [P. 6.]
Catalogue of W. Hayward's Collection of Paintings by the Ancient and Modern Masters, now exhibiting at Corinthian Gallery, corner of Milk and Federal Streets, (Entrance in Federal Street.) Boston: Eastburn's Press, 18 State Street, 1840.