At the entrance of a grotto is Sappho. The most prominent of the four figures near her is Pindar, conversing with Corinna, who points with two of her fingers to Archilochus. Petrarch wears a monastic hood. The elevation of Homer, on a level with Apollo and the Muses, shows that he has no rival. Raphael has made the leaves of his laurel crown take the shape of luminous rays, like the garland of Apollo. Not far from Homer stands Virgil, and standing below him, is Dante, and behind Virgil is Ariosto. Raphael has placed the violin, an invention of his own time, in the hands of Apollo. The person looking at a gigantic figure below him is Horace. [P. 19; exhibited under heading: "Catalogue of Engravings" and noted as after the "Celebrated Frescoes of Raphael, in the Halls of the Vatican." See entry 01410094 for the key to this work.]
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.