"Romano, (Giulio) or Giulio Pippi, born at Rome in 1492, was the most celebrated of Raphael's scholars. . . ." No. 53.--A Portrait of a person of Dignity, with two attendants. The principal personage is seated at a table, at the entrance of a deep portico supported by many Corinthian columns, in an attitude, and with a mien of the most perfect repose and dignity, with a letter just read in his right hand, to which he is dictating an answer to an amanuensis, who is seated at his left hand; . . . behind the principal person, a courier approaching under the portico with a letter, a landscape lit up in the back-ground by a setting sun. Over the portal of the edifice is a Latin inscription, partly hidden by the cap on the head of the principal figure, but the following letters are distinctly seen: Nosce Oportv-Em. The letter held in the hand of the principal person bears a superscription, which is indistinct, but the letters at the top appear to be "honorably deur," and on the second line, "Ferenza," so that the inference is, that the portrait is of some honorable person of Florence. . . . His mantle, lined with ermine, is very well disposed; on his head is [a] cap of the kind worn at the period, similar to that represented on the head of Raphael in an early portrait of him. . . . [Pp. 18-19; entry includes biographical information on the artist.]
Catalogue of the Pictures Forming the Collection of the Works of the Old Masters now Being exhibited at the Gallery of the National Academy of Design in Broadway. 1849. New-York: George F. Nesbitt, Stationer and Printer, corner of Wall and Water Streets. 1849.