The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes--a meritorious painting in some respects, but with many faults, among which may be mentioned the imperfect drawing of the figures, and the defective composition of the principal group. The tone of the picture is well suited to the subject, and the artist requires only careful study of the best masters, to attain high eminence in his profession. Also, a full length portrait of Governor Everett--a very good picture in every respect but the likeness, of which the Committee cannot speak favorably; it is remarkably free from those peculiarities of color which distinguish the works of the artist. The drawing of the figure, particularly the extremities, unusually good, and the general tone of the objects, chaste and true to nature. Also, a portrait of the Hon. Stephen Fairbanks--a good likeness, but faulty in color; and of Miss Clapp, a pleasing little picture, with a charming expression, and well drawn. A Silver Medal. [P. 85; entries 03610034, 03610035, 03610036, and 03610037 collectively index this entry.]
First Exhibition and Fair of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association. Faneuil and Quincy Halls. In the City of Boston. September 18, 1837. Boston: Published by Dutton and Wentworth. For the Association. 1837.