Paul and Virginia by William Calder
Marshall

Paul and Virginia

William Calder Marshall

1845

Source: 1856 Art-Journal

“Mr. Marshall has succeeded in overcoming a very difficult task in representing two figures thus circumstanced: they are of nearly equal size; and, ordinarily, the act of one person carrying another in his arms has an awkward, if not a ludicrous, appearance; but by a skilful arrangement of the upper limbs, and a judicious disposition of the heads, the group, in the upper division, becomes a graceful object. The sculptor has carefully avoided all sharp angular lines, not very easy to do when we consider the action of the figures.”

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