Pygmalion, King of Cyprus, and a cunning sculptor, conceived such a dislike of women, on account of their imperfections, that he determined never to marry. He made a statue of ivory so beautiful and perfect, that on the festival of Venus, he besought the goddess to grant him a wife like the statue, which was granted, by giving life to the figure, making it a living woman, whom Pygmalion at once married. [P. 11.]
Catalogue of the First Annual Exhibition of the Pittsburgh Art Association 1859. Gallery, Morton's Hall, Fifth Street, near Smithfield. Printed by Barr & Myers, Morning Post Job Office.