This group forms a most beautiful Picture. The Infant Jesus--The Virgin Mother--Joseph and the Shepherd, with the Wise Men of the East, who were guided by a star, to find out their Infant Saviour. Behold him Shepherd, 'neath that humble shed./ The Virgin Mother, kisses her first born./ Pillows with straw--the blessed infant's head,/ Loved by the good;--and who would coldly scorn,/ The Lamb--the Saviour--the bright star of Morn. What an eloquent lesson to the human heart is taught in the Picture of the "BIRTH of OUR BLESSED SAVIOUR". . . . The Artist, in portraying this memorable event, has entered fully into the spirit of the subject, and produced a work worthy of the attentive study of all lovers of the Arts, and the disciples and followers of the lowly Jesus. The principal Figure of this Classic Group, is the "VIRGIN MOTHER"--the calm and holy expression of whose countenance, speaks the joy too great for words, which thrills her heart. The infant Jesus, lovely at all times as is infancy,--how interesting this figure, when associated with his helplessness, and holy mission. . . . The "Tout ensemble" is complete, and forms a vivid and life-like picture. [Pp. 17-18.]
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.