Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 112 (Sale info: TO BE AUCTIONED).
"Titiano Vecello, commonly called Titian, in many characteristics had no superior in the Venetian School. In generalization, in singleness and simplicity of effect, in intense truth, he is of all masters the most difficult of imitation. His works are purely historical, or simple pictures of recorded facts, and he is said to have always painted from nature. It is in coloring that Titian is preeminent - the same grandeur of color and effect characterize everything that he painted, whether in the figure, in the landscape, in the draperies, or in other accessories. Rubens, Tintoretto, Paul Veronese, were all proud of their execution; what painter is not. Except Titian himself, the track of whose pencil is rarely discernible. So entirely free are his works from monotony that is style is another word for all that is rich, vivid, and magnificent in coloring; the internal light, so much talked of and so little understood, is, with him, no fable. It appears as if a fountain of splendor was perpetually welling up from beneath the surface of his canvas." [P. 19-20; illustration depicts tradtionally posed Madonna and child, with attendant Magdalen figure)
Catalogue of the Collection of Paintings by Celebrated Old and Modern Masters, and Statuary, belonging to N.D. Morgan, Esq., Brooklyn. The Whole on Exhibition, Friday, January 21st, at the Art Rooms, 817 Broadway. To be sold by auction Wednesday and Thursday Evenings, January 26th and 27th, Commencing at Eight o'clock. The Messrs. Leavitt, Auctioneers.