A spirited picture in the early manner of the master: the scene is full of life and action. Virginia has just dropped from the murderous knife of Virginius; Icilius interferes to stop the fury of the soldiers, while the riot commences in the marketplace. Appius Claudius is in alarm for his safety; his character, and the subject, is well expressed. The colouring excellent. (On copper--1 ft. 10 inh. by 1 ft. 5 inh.) [P. 11.]
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.