Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
"Two portraits, by King, of Wasington - The female by far the best portrait of we have seen of Mr. King's for many years. The male, however, good enough to furnish a multitude of hints. Mr. K. was for a long time in London, under the immediate eye of West, and associated with Sully, the elder, now employed on a portrait of Queen Victoria; and might have been greatly dis- tinguished in historical painting, had he been worthily encour- aged. But as all young actors begin with tragedy, even Liston, and Farren, and Barnard, being no exceptions: so all young painters begin with what they consider the most difficult branches of the art, historical painting and composition. After awhile, however, they find out that it is better to be first in a secondary department, than third or fourth, in a first." [P. 36-37; serials 02440010 and 02440011 both derive from 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.