"(The only painting by this artist in America.) 'his funda- mental principle is, that art does not exist for its own sake, nor for the sake of beauty, but only to subserve the cause of religion. Deep sincerity of religious feeling, correctness and harmony of composition, simplicity of form, and touching beauty of expression cannot be denied to him. But on the other hand his indifference to all those forms which do not serve as a direct vehicle of religious expression, a contempt for models, for the nude figure, and likewise of the antique sculpture, often betray him into incorrectness and lifelessness of draw- ing.' - The Men of the Time, P. 291. Overbeck." [P. 3; Compare to entry 00700009, which lacked this commentary.]
Catalogue of the First Exhibition of Paintings, Statuary, and other Works of Art, by the Rhode-Island Art Association, at Westminster Hall, Providence, September, 1854. Single Admission 25 cts.; Tickets for the Current Week 50 cts.; Season Tickets, $1. Providence: Knowles, Anthony & Co., Printers, 1854.