Painted by Michael Angelo Caravaggio, 1580. He was the author of the peculiar manner in which he painted, which was strong and had a powerful effect by the bold opposition of his lights and shadows. It is reported of him that he always chose to work in a room where the light descended from above. His style of painting was so new, and so surprising, that most of the great men, his cotemporaries [sic], studied to imitate it; among which were Dominichino, Guido, Guercino and others. He died in 1609. [P. 6.]
Catalogue of the Paintings, Marble and Plaster Statuary and Engravings comprised in the Collection of the Boston Museum and Gallery of Fine Arts, corner of Tremont and Bromfield Streets. Admission to Museum and Gallery 25 cts. Catalogues 6 1/4 cents. Boston: Printed by Henry F. Lewis, Minot's Building, Spring Lane, 1841.