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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
The most celebrated painter of antiquity; bred, if not born, at Ephesus; lived at the court of Alexander the Great; his great work "Aphrodité Anadyomene " (q. v .); a man conscious, like Dürer, of mastery in his art, as comes out in his advice to the criticising shoemaker to "stick to his last."
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Apel`les'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/a/apelles.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.