Exactly next in order [after J. R. Herbert’s Judith in the Tent of Holfernes], and about next in ability, comes “The Hymn of the Last Supper” (579), by Mr. Armitage, R.A. In addition to his other pigments, Mr. Armitage goes in for local colour, as evidenced by the basket of Jerusalem artichokes to hand. As an exponent of the signboard school of art, even as a portrayer on porcelain, wew think Mr. Armitage would have been an immense success; let us trust he will give these walks a good deal of his future consideration.


“The Royal Academy Exhibition.” Fun. 23 (7 June 1876): 249. Courtesy of the Suzy Covey Comic Book Collection in the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida. Web. 16 March 2016

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