"When we trust to the picture, that objects draw of themselves on the mind, we deceive ourselves. Without accurate, and particular observation, it is but ill-drawn at first: the outlines are soon blurred: the colours, every day grow fainter; and at last, when we would produce it to any body, we are obliged to supply it's defects with a few strokes of our own imagination."
— Gilpin, William (1724-1804)
*. Letter to Mr. Palgrave, p. 272, 4to.