A finished study of a large picture, painted by the artist in Rome, now in the possession of Compte KONCHILEFFDE BESBERODKO, of St. Petersburg, Russia. In the reign of DOMINITAN, there lived in Rome a certain maiden named AGNES. A noble youth, son of the Prefect SEMPRONIUS, saw her and became violently enamored of her, desiring to make her his wife. But the maiden neglected his offer; although he brought her rich presents, her answer was, "I am betrothed to a lover greater and fairer than thou." The youth grew dejected, his parents found out the cause and went with him to press his suit, but with no better success. The father inquired of a neighbor who her betrothed was. He was answered, "She is a Christian." In great anger the father gave information, and she was martyred, and became the Patron Saint of the Roman Matrons.--Extracts from Historical Pictures of Pagan and Christian Rome, Vol. I. [P. 10.]
The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy. Catalogue of American and Foreign Paintings and Sculpture now on Exhibition at the Gallery, Arcade Buildings, Main Street, Buffalo, N.Y. Academy Instituted November 11th, 1862. Incorporated December 4th, 1862. Opened December 23d, 1862. J. Humphrey, Director of Gallery. Buffalo: Printing House of Wheeler, Matthews & Warren, Commercial Advertiser Buildings. 1862.