Conception beyond Expression; or, The Acme of Pictorial Criticism. 'What do you think of that picture?' - 'Why, I like it; but it wants a kind of - you understand - you see it's a - see there, - it wants - the coloring is - a - you see - that is' - 'Yes, I know it - I understand - it wants, as you say, a sort of - that is,a - a - a -" ----- "Exactly so."
London, Published by J. Kendrick, 8, Sidney's Alley Leicester Square [n.d., c.1830].
Etching with hand colour, sheet 190 x 170mm. Trimmed to plate and glued to album page.
A dandyish gentleman and a large John Bull-type countryman discuss the merits of a picture in one of the rooms of the Royal Academy.
BM Satires: 16441.
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