WMR memorializes Alfred Boyd Houghton
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75 December 4 Academy
Rossetti, William M. "Alfred Boyd Houghton." Academy (December 4, 875): 187. Web. 21 Sept. 2011.
Rossetti describes the comparative achievement of Houghton, dead at 39 and in Rossetti's mind, an engraver as capable as John Gilbert.
Rossetti positions Houghton's work among that of his peers and credits him with having overcome the loss of sight in one eye and diminished ability in the other, which made discerning color difficult for him in his painting.
Color appears to be the only weakness in Houghton's performance, and Rossetti noted that towards the end of his life, he'd compensated for the deficit and could hold his own with any of his contemporaries.
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