Virgin and Infant Jesus, The. After Bolticelli [sic], (graphics)
Botticelli (copy after)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 836
As a specimen of a very successful rendering of the "quality" of a painting--and by this we mean as close a translation into black and white of a work in color as can be made--the engraving of "The Virgin and Infant Jesus," after Boticelli, by F. Gaillard, No. 836, is especially noteworthy. In this the engraver has evidently tried to give us everything but the color, and he has certainly succeeded marvellously in reproducing, not merely the archaic drawing and the sentiment of the original work, but its tone and texture. [P. 28 (supp.).]
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.