The grand feature of the Exhibition is the . . . Trial of Christ; . . . All classes have assembled at the Judgment Hall, to hear the Sentence, that is about to be pronounced upon him, who, . . . called himself the Son of God. . . . [This represents] that moment in the trial of our Saviour, when Caiaphas says to him, "I adjure thee by the living God that thou tell us whether thou be Christ, the Son of God," . . . To the left of the spectator, is the Governor of Judea, Pontius Pilate; . . . [Jesus] is placed in the centre of the group, clothed in a purple robe, his hands bound by a leather thong, and a crown of thorns upon his head, . . . We now arrive at the High Priest, [Caiaphas] who is president of the Sanhedrim, or Jewish Council. . . . At the answer which our Saviour makes to his question, he is enraged, and raises his hands in affected horror, . . . Around the table are seated the scribes and lawyers; . . . To the right of the table, . . . are the three Mary's, who listen in grief. . . . To the extreme right and left of the gallery are disposed the people who are come to hear the trial; . . . The artist . . . has been guided in her present work, partly . . . by an engraving from Benjamin West's celebrated picture of Christ rejected. [Pp. 3-14; excerpted from a detailed discussion of the individuals present at the historical event.]
Grand Exhibition of Statuary; executed by Mrs. W. Pelby, consisting of Groups, representing the following important and interesting subjects, the size of life. The Trial of Christ, Abraham Offering His Son Isaac as a Sacrifice, Christ Forgiving the Woman Taken in Sin, Picture of Selfishness in contrast with Benevolence, The Intemperate Family, The Birth of Christ, and in Miniature or Cabinet Size, The Last Supper, The Trial of Christ, The Miraculous Draught of Fishes, The Saviour on the Cross, Scene on the Mohawk. Boston. Hooton's Press, Haskin's Building. 1846.