. . . This powerful representation of the sufferings, so vividly described by the poet, would alone be sufficient to immortalize the genius of its great author. The group is composed with the most perfect skill, but we forget all criticism in sympathy with the sorrows of the father. . . . [Pp. 4-5; entry includes passages from Dante's "Inferno."]
Synopsis of an Extensive and Valuable Collection of Original Paintings, by the Best Old Masters, selected from the Galleries of several Italian Noblemen, as the Foundation of an American National Gallery, is now open for exhibition at St. Louis Ball Room. New-Orleans: Printed on Rea's Power Press, 58 Magazine Street. 1847.