By DOMINICHINO or ZAMPIERE, (Dominico) a celebrated Italian Painter born at Bologna, in 1581, and died in 1641 aged 60; he received his first instructions in the art of Painting from Dennis Calvart: he afterwards became a disciple of the Caracci, and continued in that school for a considerable time. The great talents of Dominichino did not unfold themselves so early in him, as talents much inferior to his have disclosed themselves in other Painters. His fellow pupils from his slowness called him the "Ox," but one of his masters told them that that "Ox" would in time make his ground so fruitful, that Painting would be fed by what it would produce--he was also skilful in Architecture, and Gregory the 15th appointed him his Architect. [P. 12.]
Exhibition of Oil Paintings by the Old Masters. Printed by A.E. Miller, No. 4. Broad-street. Charleston, S.C.