From the Meade Gallery. By Giovanni da Udine (the Elder Nani). Born at Udine, in 1494. Pupil of Giorgione at Venice. Hearing of the fame of Raffael and Michel Angelo, the youth went to Rome and obtained admission into the school of Raffaelle. His favorite subjects, however, were birds, beasts, fishes, vases, flowers, landscapes and buildings which he painted so well that Raffaelle employed him to insert those accessories in his designs. He died in 1564, and was buried at his own request near his master. [P. 14; exhibited under note indicating that this work is among those "from the private collection of Lt. Col. J.D. Graham, U.S.A. The explanations and descriptions are printed as furnished by him."]
Chicago Exhibition of the Fine Arts. Catalogue of the First Exhibition of Statuary, Paintings, &c., opened May 9th, in Burch's Building, cor. Wabash Avenue and Lake St. 1859. Hours of exhibition: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., evening, 7:30 to 9:30. Admission, twenty-five cents. Season Tickets, fifty cents. Chicago: Press & Tribune Print, 51 Clark Street. 1859. Price of Catalogue, ten cents.