The large portraits have merit, but those of a miniature size, in oil, and the compositions of the same size, are exceedingly beautiful. The Holy Family has pretensions, as a work of high art, but at the same time, obvious and great imperfections. The portrait of Mr. Darracott, added since the above was written, has qualities that should be particularly mentioned. The color is brilliant, yet cool and mellow; the drawing more true than in his other works, and the individuality well expressed. Silver Medal. [P. 28; entries 03630018, 03630019, and 03630020 collectively index this commentary.]
The Fourth Exhibition of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, at Quincy Hall, in the City of Boston, September 16, 1844. Boston: Published by Crocker and Brewster, for the Association. 1844.