A Flagellation and Martyrdom of the Early Christians, (painting)
Trevisani, Francisco 1656-1746
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 144 (Sale info: For Sale).
"This is a splendid and rich composition, as fine as Titian. Trevisani was in every respect very accomplished, and studied after the best masters of the Venetian school, which laid the foundations of that exquisite taste which recommended him to the admiration of all Italy, and afterwards to the esteem of all Europe. He had the grace, the sweetness of the tints, and the incomparable touch of Correggio, and also the grandeur, elegance, and richness of Veronese, which procured him the honour of knighthood, and spread his reputation universally. This artist had great freedom of hand, a genius full of eleva- tion, and a noble and grand style of composition; his figures were generally correct and graceful; they were coloured with tints uncommonly clear, bright, and beautiful; and, what is very singular in reference to the pencil of Trevisani, is, that notwithstanding his having died when he was ninety years old, yet he preserved the same delicacy of colouring to the last period of his life; nor was the elegance of his design perceptably impaired by his years. Painted by Cavaliere Francisco Trevisani, who was born at Trieste, 1656, died 1746." [P. 25-26.]
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