Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
By same. A good likeness and well treated--ground of a hazardous purple, better adapted to miniatures. As a work of art, superior to the others; and yet the style is inferior to that of the last. By this we mean, that if the style of the last were persevered in, it would, when the difficulties were overcome, be better than the style now under consideration. Mr. C. does not appear to have decided for himself yet; and though we have no disposition to stay the progress of the experiment, we would recommend to him an early decision, and a close adherence to that decision. All the great masters have done so--wherefore you see in most of them, no less than three styles; the first youthful, impassioned, undecided and full of experiment; the second, well-declared, cautious and elaborate; the third, a recurrence to something of the first, mingled with much of the second. [P. 36; see entry 02440002 for related commentary, and entry 02440003 for other work noted in this commentary.]
First Exhibition and Fair of the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, held at the City Hall, in the City of Portland, from Sept. 21 to Oct. 6, 1838. Portland: Published by the Board of Managers, for the Association. 1838.