The graces . . . [are] here represented by Canova, grouped in a manner which differs from that of the well-known figures which have been handed down to us from antiquity. . . . The composition finely personifies that abstract idea of grace which prevailed among the Greeks, by whom these deities were held in the highest veneration, . . . Canova's Works, vol. I. [P. 7.]
1875. Descriptive Catalogue of Statuary, on Exhibition at the Gallery of the Maryland Historical Society Rooms, Athenaeum Buildings, St. Paul and Saratoga Streets, Baltimore. Baltimore: Printed by John Murphy & Co. Publishers, Booksellers, Printers and Stationers. 182 Baltimore Street, 1875.