"The Fairies’ Favourite
by the extraordinarily inventive ‘Fairy Fitzgerald’, as he was called, is one of my favourite acquisitions that I have put forth at the Toledo Museum of Art. I could swear that every time I look at the painting I see yet another bizarre, wildly attired critter, as if the fantastic, indescribable entities are procreating smack there on the surface. I haven’t experimented with opium (yet), but if it really was such stuff that triggered such creativity in Mr. Fitzgerald, doing so may be added to my 'bucket list' in the not too distant future."
- Lawrence W. Nichols, William Hutton Senior Curator, European and American Painting and Sculpture before 1900 / Toledo Museum of Art