The same qualities are observable in the two prints by Robetta--"The Adoration of the Kings" and "A Man Fastened to a Tree by Love." These are both very quaint and very characteristic works, the nude human figure evidently having an attraction as an object of study for the Italian artist it did not have for the German; and badly drawn and queer as the nude figures in the engravings by Mantegna and Robetta are, there is an appreciation of the refinements of which we do not find in the works of even so able a man as Durer, although that great artist evidently understood the value of the study of the nude, and labored hard to educate himself by means of it. [P. 20; see entry 01990009 for other work noted in this commentary.]
Exhibition of Engravings, Etchings & Mezzotints, held under the Auspices and for the Benefit of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, in the building adjoining their new structure, Broad Street, above Arch, Philadelphia, Dec. 1874. Philadelphia: Henry B. Ashmead, Book and Job Printer, Nos. 1102 and 1104 Sansom Street. 1874. (and) Exhibition of Prints (Claghorn Collection) under the Auspices of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Critical Notices by William J. Clark, Jr., reprinted from "the Evening Telegraph" of Philadelphia; with the opening address delivered by W.S. Baker. Philadelphia: Rue & Jones, Book and Job Printers. Nos. 106 and 108 South Third Street. 1875.