"Haydon's Autobiography." Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine 74.457 (Nov. 1853): 535. Excerpt.

In art, novelty is much. People will rush for a year or two to gaze at pre-Raphaelite paintings, or any other whimsical monstrosity, not because they really admire, but because the spectacle is something new. But that does not last long; and the enterprising innovator must either fall back upon the principles of common sense, or submit to becoming a laughingstock.

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