[In the 1840s] Poole was painting scenes of “rustic life as the traveller often meets with it among some of the waste places in Wales or Ireland”" (Art Union Magazine, 1848), much in the manner of Mulready. The Portfolio of 1884 summed up Poole's capabilities: ‘he produced slowly and deliberately. . . he strove for intellectual or emotional expression rather than the imitation of the appearace of things; subject was a motive or incentive to his artistic energy; an imortant factor in his art, which leant to the dramatic and romantic’. — Rupert Maas
The Maas Gallery. Exhibition catalogue. London, 2008. Catalogue no. 59.
Meynell, Alice. “Pictures from the Hill Collection.” The Magazine of Art. 5 (1882): 80-84, Internet Archive version of a copy in the University of Toronto Library. Web. 22 October 2014.
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