Signature: in stone: "Max"
Inscription: in stone: "J.B. [John Bull] "Two-ought. three seven. 'David Playing Before Saul'?" (pause) "There's Saul 'im with the crown on 'is 'ead. Saul what was also called Paul. And there's young David with the 'arp." (pause) "and there's the evenin' star in the middle." (pause) "Lor'! What a lesson to all of us." (pause) Colourin' very fine. Something like a picture that is! (marks it in catalogue and totters to next canvas).
N. John Hall, Beerbohm.187