Born at Bologna, 1560; died 1609, aged 49. This is a spirited and extraordinary little specimen, full of fire. The drawing is truly academic, while the chiaroscuro is of such power as is rarely to be found in such specimens. (On canvass--1 ft. by 1 ft. 6 inh.) [P. 10.]
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.