Beautiful artist's proof. [P. 41.] What the qualities of a fine mezzotint are in comparison with those of a steel engraving can be exemplified by examining the copy of Correggio's "Reading Magdalen," No. 607 by James Ward, with the impressions from the admirable plates executed by Giuseppe Longhi, No. 597, and by Frederick Knolle, No. 764. There is more brilliancy in the engraving, but the mezzotint certainly suggests the qualities of a painting with greater accuracy, and we have no doubt that it approximates more closely in several important particulars to its original. [P. 30 (supp.); see entries 01990610 and 01990770 for other works 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.