"Fine Arts: The Royal Academy Exhibition." Spectator 25.1244 (1 May 1852), 422.
The West Room is the stronghold of the best among our younger men. Here are Millaiss wondrous "Ophelia" and "Eve of St. Bartholomew," Hunts equally extraordinary "Hireling Shepherd," the immense "Hagar" of Mr. Armitage, Mr. Cave Thomass "Laura in Avignon"which shows how much progress has been made in colour by this rising painterMr. Ford Browns "Jesus washing Peters feet," a dingy "Henry Taylor" from Mr. Wattss hand, and the best of Pickersgills contributions.
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