Born at Florence, A.D. 1488--died 1530, aged 42. This celebrated painter at an early age was placed with an engraver. . . . In this situation he was noticed by Giovanni Barile . . . under whom he remained for some time; and afterwards entered the school of Pietro di Cosimo . . . . DESCRIPTION. This exquisite cabinet picture affords ample proof of the great talents of Del Sarto, imitating the works of the illustrious Raffaelle; . . . The subject represents the Holy Family. The infantile and divine expression of the Saviour, who is seated on the knee of the Virgin is peculiarly attractive; the air and grace of the Virgin and the beauty of her countenance, are finely contrasted with the more Marked character and general contour of the aged Elizabeth, who is sitting next to her, supporting the right arm of Christ. The young harbinger of glad tidings, dressed in his coat of camels' hair, rests on his right knee and supports himself by the left hand with his reed cross, to which the Saviour points. . . . St. Joseph is seen on the left of the picture--the back ground is in perfect accordance with the suavity of character and expression which pervades the figures--the group is full of grace--the draperies are judiciously varied, and the colouring is most chaste and rich. . . . [Pp. 11-13.]
A Catalogue of Italian, Flemish, Spanish, Dutch, French, and English Pictures; which have been collected in Europe and brought to this country by Mr. Richard Abraham, of New Bond Street, London, and are now exhibiting at the American Academy of Fine Arts. March, 1830. Admittance, forty cents. Children under twelve years, half price. Catalogues, twelve and a half cents. New York: Printed by R. & G.S. Wood, No. 265 Pearl Street.