A fire happening at Rome in the time of Leo IV, he ordered Raphael to make of the subject a picture. The artist has made it somewhat theatrical by producing a scene at the burning of Troy, described by the Roman poet--Aeneas bearing the aged Anchises, Creusa and the little Arcanius. The tumult and high wind raised by the fire, are expressed with great effect. The rescue of the father, the person sliding down a wall and the woman carrying water on her head, with the fine figure of a female in an imploring attitude, in the foreground, are much admired. [Pp. 18-19; exhibited under heading: "Catalogue of Engravings" and noted as after the "Celebrated Frescoes of Raphael, in the Halls of the Vatican."]
Catalogue of the Exhibition of the New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts. Founded 1844. Now open in the large Saloon of the National Academy of Design, corner of Broadway and Leonard-Street. New York: James Van Norden & Co, Printers, No. 60 William-Street. 1844.