Two Portraits of Persons Unknown, the one of a Youth, the other A Middle Aged Man, painted on different sides, (painting)
Schidone, Bartolommeo 1570-1615
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 57
Bartolommeo Schidone, born at Modena, 1570. Died of grief for having lost a large sum at play, about 1615. As the Royal family of Naples inherited the estates of the Farnese family, for whom Schidone painted, more productions of this painter are preserved in the gallery of Naples than any where else. "His genius," say the authors of the Biographie Universelle, "was nobel and elevated, his touch light and delicate, and though his drawing was not in the highest degree correct, his heads are graceful, and his paintings highly finished. They are rarely to be met with, excepting in the Cabinets of Princes, and when found, bring an immense price." 57. Two Portraits of Persons Unknown, The One a Youth, The Other a Middle Aged Man, Painted on Different Sides. (On copper--Oval--2 1/2 inches longest diameter.) [Pp. 31-32; exhibited under heading: "School of Modena."]
Catalogue of the Pictures which formed the collection of Joseph Capece Latro, ancient Archbishop of Taranto, &c. in the Kingdom of Naples now exhibited in the City Dispensary, in White Street, for the benefit of that Charitable Institution. New York, October, 1835.