The combination and beauty of colour in this painting, places it amongst his highest works. The figures are beautifully varied and the subject expressed with delicacy--a repetition of several of his beautiful studies may be recognised, particularly the one often painted by him as a Magdalen. The style of colouring in this picture is that which he adopted after studying the works of Correggio. (On canvas--4 ft. 6 inh. by 3 ft. 8 inh.) [P. 9.]
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.