He lived principally at Rome, and studied after nature all the beautiful scenes within reach. Of rocks, rivers, villas, mountains, and landscape, his imitations are true to nature; and from his remarkable application of the pencil, he was named Studio by the artists of Rome. This specimen is sweet and clear; admirable in its details: almost to the separate leafing of the trees, every object is finished with a sweetness of touch seldom attainable. It so nearly resembles Claude, that it was originally purchased, and retained for many years in the collection of an amateur of distinguished taste in England, for a specimen of that master, from whose hands it passed into this collection. His pictures are so scarce as to be seldom found [in] collections. (On canvass--2 ft. 6 inh. by 2 ft. 2 inh.) [P. 20.]
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.