Cleopatra--is a fine soft painting; representing the imperial courtezan applying the adder to her breast. The naked bust is beautifully coloured, . . . The countenance is rather florid and coarsely voluptuous; it seems wanting we feel a sympathy almost tearful, despite our judgment, at the last interview of the imperial lovers; at the last proof of their fidelity to each other, although leprous with falsehood and dishonour to all else. [Pp. 128-129.]
Exhibition of Pictures at Dalhousie College. February 11, 1830.