|Arrangement in Grey and Black #1: Portrait of the Artist's Mother 1871|
"One does like to make one's Mummy just as nice as possible."
|Arrangement in Grey and Black #2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle 1873|
"One wants the spirit, the aroma, don't you know? If you paint a young girl, youth should scent the room; if a thinker, thoughts should be in the air; an aroma of the personality ... and, with all that, it should be a picture, a pattern, an arrangement, a harmony, such as only a painter could conceive."