"Solimena, (Francesco,) born near Naples in 1657. His figures are elegant, correct, and graceful; his pencil is soft and spirited, and his draperies are broad and nobly disposed. His skies, grounds, and trees, have an admirable tint; and in his colouring, tenderness and force are harmoniously united. His taste was exquisite, his composition rich, and his imagination lively, fruitful, and elevated." Nos. 13 and 16.--Judgment and Martyrdom. These two pictures are very fine specimens of the master; and worthy of more extended notice than the remaining space will admit of. [Pp. 23-24; see entry 01600043 for companion piece.]
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.