Vulcan Forging Armour at the Request of Venus, (painting)
Bassan, Jacomo 1510-1592
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 114 (Sale info: For Sale).
"This is a fine specimen of the Venetian school, and has abundance of color and truth, his local colours are very well observed, his carnations are fresh and brilliant, the chiaro scuro and perspective well understood, his touch is free and spirited, and the distances in his landscapes are always true, his works are more readily known than those of most other painters; from the similitude of character and countenances in the figures and animals, from the taste in the buildings, utensils, and draperies, and beside, from a violet or purple tint, that predominates in every one of his pictures. Painted by Jacomo Bassan, who was born at Bassano, 1510, died 1592." [P. 18.]
Descriptive Catalogue of Original Cabinet Paintings, now arranged in the Gallery, Doggett's Repository of Arts, entrance at No. 16, Market-Street, and may be viewed every day, from 8 in the morning till sunset; being a truly splendid and valuable Collection of one hundred and sixty-four Cabinet Paintings in elegant frames; selected on the Continent of Europe, at the Expense of thirty thousand dollars, and are warranted to comprise the works of the Great Masters, from the 13th Century to the Present Time.