The drawing and expression of this picture are true to nature--nature itself. It possesses all the force and startling effect of one of Caravaggio's best heads. The color has somewhat faded, yet its essential qualities remain unimpaired. [P. 13.]
Catalogue of the Paintings, Marble and Plaster Statuary and Engravings comprised in the Collection of the Boston Museum and Gallery of Fine Arts, corner of Tremont and Bromfield Streets. Admission to Museum and Gallery 25 cts. Catalogues 6 1/4 cents. Boston: Printed by Henry F. Lewis, Minot's Building, Spring Lane, 1841.