Historical Landscape, Story from Ovid's Metamorphoses, (painting)
Savery, Roland 1576-1639
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 159 (Sale info: For Sale).
"A fine allegorical composition, the attitudes and characters are truly natural, the colouring beautifies nature itself, and the landscape is of the finest class, and not inferior to Claude Loraine's. He had a delicate pencil, and touched his objects with a great deal of spirit and freedom, the scenes which he describes are grand and solemn, he shews a pleasing opposition in his lights and shadows, his subjects are full of an agreeable variety, and his pictures are generally executed in a masterly manner, though some of his pictures are much superior to others. His tone of colouring is always pleasing, sometimes the blue tint predominates too much, and the green frequently apears too vivid. But, upon the whole, he was an excellent master, particularly in small easel pictures, which are accounted not inferior to Paul Brill and breughal in the neatness of finishing. Painted by roland savery, who was born at courtray, 1576, died 1639."
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.