" . . . Christ Rejected by the Jewish High Priest, the elders, and the people, when brought to them by Pilate, from Judgment Hall." Size 17 by 20 feet. . . . ON THE LEFT of the spectator, are the Roman soldiers attendant on Pilate, who have Jesus in their custody. . . . Their commander, the Centurion, stands with a martial appearance. . . . Next to these, and to a man disrobing Christ, is the main group in the solemn incident, consisting of [the Saviour, Pilate, and the High Priest]. . . . The fore-ground group, on the left, consists of the executioner sitting on the Cross, and soldiers in their state of military subordination, . . . In the middle of the fore-ground is the converted Magdalen . . . and with her arms compressed in sudden emotion, is the third Mary. . . . In the midst of these stands the beloved disciple, John, supporting the mother of Jesus. . . . In the centre of the gallery is Herod . . . [and] the wife of Pilate. . . . The architectural back-ground denotes the Roman magnificence wherever they had established imperial army. [PP. 3-8; excerpted from a detailed description of the work, which includes excerpts from Isaiah Chap. 53; St. Matthew, Chap. 27ii; St. Mark, Chap. 15; St. Luke, Chap. 23; and St. John, Chap. 19.]
Great Exhibition of Religious Paintings, by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, at the Artists' Fund Hall, Chestnut, above Tenth Street. December, 1843. Price 12 1/2 cents. Philadelphia: Printed for the Academy. 1843.