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An Old Woman, (painting)

Wellsford, A.
Unknown (copy after)
Exhibition Catalogs
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 20
"(no. 82 to 86,) Here are five sheets of drawing paper spoiled by disgusting libels on the personal beauty of the royal family of England. That a boy might make such misshapen caricature copies from good engravings, may be readily imagined; but to exhibit the melancholy malformations, and label them with the most respected names of English modern history. 'The talented young artist' (as his own advertisements have it) should have put those hasty exercises of his pencil, one on the other, and then applied his scissors most unsparingly right and left to the mass. In doing so he would have saved if not added to his cut- ting fame, for he need not fear in dissecting his head, that he Should mar that which belong to the Royal family, any more than to any other stupid looking sots which might be chosen from any commune under the crown." [P. 34.]
Second Exhibition of Pictures in Dalhousie College. Under the Patronage of Lady Sarah Maitland. Halifax, N.S. Printed by J.S. Cunnabell--Argyle-Street. 1831.
Portrait group
Control number:
AECI 02280020
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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