|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|He is the greatest artist, then,|
Whether of pencil or of pen,
Who follows Nature. Never man,
As artist or as artisan,
Pursuing his own fantasies,
Can touch the human heart, or please,
Or satisfy our nobler needs.
|A painter is a companion for kings and emperors.|
Benjamin West.Exclamation in a conversation.