In this wonderful work of art, one of the greatest painters of ancient or modern times is seen in the maturity of his power. Twenty years ago, before Decamps' death, he was famous, and his pictures difficult to obtain; to-day, it is almost impossible, on any terms, to get possession of these works of genius. Decamps was especially successful in the representation of sunlight, and in the tragic story, so powerfully told in the "Suicide," an effect of sunlight is wonderfully portrayed. It performs an important office in the picture. [P. 10.]
Exhibition of Paintings, Engravings, Drawings, Aquarelles, and Works of Household Art, in the Cincinnati Industrial Exposition. MDCCCLXXIV. Entered, according to act of Congress, in the year 1874.