"This Statue, grand, yet facile in style, is the most beautiful of the seated and draped portrait-statues known to us. It was found on the Viminni."--Catalogue of the Vatican. "Amongst the draped, sitting statues, those in the Vatican of the comic poets Menander and Posidippus have a conspicuous place; especially the former, who, so graceful in mien and pose, so earnest and at the same time so genial, seems prepared to appear as a buffoon or as a genius, according as circumstances shall determine."--Burckhardt. [P. 4.]
Boston Athenaeum. Catalogue of Paintings and Statuary, exhibited for the Benefit of the National Sailors' Fair, at the Athenaeum Gallery, Beacon Street, Boston. 1864. Boston: Fred Rogers, Printer, No. 159 Washington Street, opposite the Old South Church. 1864. Price of Catalogue, twenty-five cents.