Washington welcoming the Provision Trains, (painting)
Morell, Imogene Robinson Mrs.
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
"Washington Welcoming the Provision Trains," is another picture painted by Mrs. Morrell, and quite equal to the former one, both in historic and artistic interest. Both pictures will be shortly sent to America, and it is probable that the splendid portrait of Washington and the magnificent drawing of his staff and their horses will attract more attention than the canvas which records the bold deed of the Pilgrim soldier. The faces are taken from well authenticated portraits. The officers are all superbly mounted; the impatient prancing of Washington's charger, the drawing of the foreshortened head of Hamilton's horse, and the bold modeling of Trumbull's black steed, are equal to anything that has been done by Landseer. In fact, as a painter of horses, Mrs. Morrell is unrivalled. With regard to the coloring, the lights are all heavily impasted, and the shadows are transparent; the hues of both landscape and draperies are extremely brilliant. It requires the severest knowledge of anatomy and a profound study of the sublimest principles in art to produce such results. I stood looking at them, spellbound and delighted, in company with a pale little lady, who spoke in a simple, modest voice to me, as if she had done nothing worthy of note. I told her that she was about to win a great renown. [P. 2; see entry 03190001 for other work noted in this commentary.]
Mrs. Imogene Robinson Morrell's Historical Paintings, "The First Battle of the Puritans," Fought and Won by Miles Standish, and "Washington Welcoming the Provision Trains," now on exhibition. Amory Hall Building, 50 Washington Street. Open day and evening, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Price of Admission: Single Tickets, 35 cts.--Package of 4 Tickets, $1.00 For Sale at the Door. L.F. Lawrence & Co., Prs. 169 Devonshire St., Boston.