This is a beautiful specimen of the chaste pencil of the master. The painting is extremely delicate; the attitudes graceful and natural. Partaking all the character and composition of Rubens united to the chaste feeling and refinement of Vandycke was so inimitable. The humility and veneration of the infant St. John--as leaning on a lamb--is perhaps one of the finest touches in this picture. (On canvass--4 ft. 10 inh. by 6 ft.) [P. 7.]
Catalogue of Paintings, by the Great Masters, including Specimens of the First Class, of the Italian, Venetian, Spanish, Flemish, Dutch, French, and English Schools. It penetrates the inward recesses of the soul--even surpassing the power and force of eloquence.--Quintillian on the Art of Painting. Boston: Press of John H. Eastburn.