Peasants of Cadore (Titian's Birth-place), (painting)
Benson, Eugene b. 1839
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 385
"b. Hyde Park, on the Hudson, N.Y., 1839. Began his studies at the National Academy, New York, and in the studio of J.H. Wright, portrait-painter. Later studied from the pictures at the Louvre, Paris, and from the works of the old masters in Venice. His professional life has been spent in New York, Paris, Venice, Rome, and in travel in Egypt, Syria, etc. Elected associate member of the National Academy, 1862. " Peasants of Cadore. (Titian's birth-place.) This picture was painted expressly for Mr. Menefee in Rome. It represents a blind girl led by a little girl, with a sky and background strongly reminiscent of the older Italian painters." [P. 76.]
Illustrated Catalogue of Works of Art in the Art Building of the Southern Exposition at Louisville, Ky. August 16 - October 25, 1884. Prepared by Charles M. Kurtz, Director of the Art Department. Editor of National Academy Notes and the Art Union Magazine. Published for the Art Committee by John P. Morton and Company.
Artist address: Rome, Italy.
Artist professional affiliation: Associate National Academician.