“The thought strikes me, as it has so often in thinking things over, that had I been somewhat older when I was younger, how much more I could have profited by my opportunities” said by artist Elihu Vedder.
Vedder, Elihu. The Digressions of “V”: Written for His Own Fun and That of His Friends. Boston: Houghton, 1910
Sirpa Salenius. Sculptors, Painters, and Italy: Italian influente on Nineteenth American Art: 3 (OltreOceano) (Kindle Locations 1805-1807). Simplicissimus. Kindle Edition.