Literary Reunion, A.--Under the First Empire, (painting)
Ferry, J. Georges
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 235
"(Fr.) Paris. Pupil of Hillemacher and Cabanal. A literary reunion. - under the first empire. 15 x 24. A carefully composed, soberly colored canvas. It will bear a good deal of inspection. Singularly enough, considering the artist's country, he gives the places of honor on the capitals of the two chief pillars to Newton and Milton. This, probably, to intimate that the home of genius is wherever the higher civilization holds sway. The savants to whom he introduces us are grave and decorous, and his 'blue stockings' are unusually attractive for the class. The painting of this picture, even to the least of its details, is the perfection of nicety and care."
A Catalogue of Paintings in the Gallery of D.W. Powers, Rochester, N.Y. with Explanations and Sketches of Painters by C.C. Merriman. Rochester, N.Y.: E.R. Andrews, Book and Job Printer, Aqueduct Street, 1877.