39 x 54. An old copy of this master-piece of the Roman School of Art, and happily characterizing the features of the school, viz: great force of interpretation, striking anatomy, power in expression. There are about twenty figures on the canvas, each playing the necessary part in the scene. Solomon, on the dias, orders the child cut in two pieces. The executioner, seizing the little one by the left leg, is about to sever it with his heavy sword. The real mother rushes forward--under a phrensy of despair arrests the fatal blow. It is all wrought up with consummate skill, and such power as delighted Michael Angelo. [P. 60.]
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