No. 56.--THE FLIGHT INTO EGYPT.--This large picture is in the best period of this celebrated master. It is in a fine state of preservation, and may be classed with any of his great works in Europe. . . . This picture, in grandeur of composition and tone of colouring, is equal to any production of this master, and it is worth from seven to eight thousand guineas--the estimate of which is founded on the following data, viz:--the two Murillos, belonging to the Duke of Sutherland, cost twenty thousand guineas--neither of which surpass this picture in excellence. The one purchased last year from the Soult Collection, by Mr. George Tomline, M.P., cost ten thousand guineas; and he had been ten years endeavoring to obtain this picture--"The Pool of Bethesda." The one which belongs to the Saltmarsh collection--"The Nativity"--and which is not to be compared with this picture, either in colour or preservation, costs four thousand guineas, and is now in the possession of the Marquis of Hertford. . . . Another by this master is No. 70. [Pp. 43-44; see entry 01600023 for additional commentary accompanying this entry, and entry 01630071 for other work noted in this commentary. Entry includes biographical information on the artist, a poem written about the work, and an excerpt from a letter from Washington Irving.]
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.