"REMBRANDT, (Van Ryn).--Born near Leyden in 1606; he died in 1674. He formed his own manner entirely, by studying and imitating nature, which he copied in its most simple dress, without any attention to elegance of choice. But though it was not his talent to select what was most beautiful and graceful, yet he had an amazing power in representing every object with such truth, force and life, as nothing but nature itself can equal. For further particulars, vide 'Pilkington's Dictionary of Painters.'" No. 17--A BATTLE SCENE--on panel--this is an extraordinary specimen of this great master. Time has injured it a little, but there is sufficient left for admiration and wonder. The principal figure represents the artist. [P. 35.]
Catalogue of the Pictures forming the collection of the Works of the Old Masters, with a List of the Engravings now being exhibited at the Gallery of the Lyceum Building, No. 563 Broadway. Second Edition. 1849. New York: George F. Nesbitt, Stationer and Printer, corner of Wall and Water Streets. 1849.