This Artist went to Paris at the age of seventeen and thought he must have no other master but nature. He is one of the first of the French school. His design is very bold and he had an elegant manner of distributing his draperies. His style was more adapted to severe scriptural subjects than to the graceful grouping of feminine figures. [P. 5; see entry 04100001 for a note on the work's provenance.]
Catalogue of the Quebec Gallery of Paintings, Engravings, etc., the Property of Jos. Legare, St. Angele Street, corner of St. Helen Street. Quebec: E.R. Frechette, Printer and Stationer, No 13, Mountain Street, Lower-Town, 1852.