"GUIDO RENI.--Born at Bologna, in 1574; he died in 1642.--He was a pupil in the Caracci school, and the most celebrated, with the exception of Domenichino; he finally adopted a style of his own. The tender, the pathetic and the devout were the characters in which he excelled, and are those which not only distinguish him from every other painter, but almost give him precedence of all. His pencil was light, his touch free, but delicate, and though he labored his pictures highly, he generally gave some bold strokes to his work, in order to conceal the toil and time he had bestowed upon it. His early works are the best." No. 55.--AN ECCE HOMO--on metal.--This is a well executed and finished sketch, very fine in expression. [P. 43.]
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.