Born 1728; died 1799. A picture of great beauty and was considered [a] Barroccio by the Spanish Academy--to whom the engraving would warrant its being applied,--but it has been pronounced by a clever English critic to be one of those charming copies--Painted by Mengs for the Court of Spain. (On copper--1 ft. 2 inh. by 1 ft. 10 1/2 inh.) [P. 15; see entry 01850029 for companion piece.]
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.