The Royal Academy Exhibition 1859
Very beautiful, and an interesting example of the noble tendency of modern religious art to conceive scenes as they really in probability occurred ; not in merely artistic modification or adaptation.
The picture tells its story sufficiently, and needs no comment. It is not of high artistic merit, but a sincere and gentle conception, adequately, and therefore very touchingly, expressed.
(1)[Study for part of a picture of the holy women passing at daybreak over the place of crucifixion.]