"As a confirmation of its great excellence, and of the impression which it leaves on the minds of elegant spectators, our great Lyric Poet, when he conceived that sublime idea of the indignant Welch Bard, acknowledged that though many years had intervened, he had warmed his imagination with the remembrance of this noble figure of Parmegiano."
— Reynolds, Joshua (1723-1792)
Text from A Discourse, Delivered to the Students of the Royal Academy, on the Distribution of the Prizes, Dec. 10, 1790. By the President. (London: Printed by Thomas Cadell, 1791). <Link to ECCO>