Born at the castle of Cadore, at Fruili, 1477--died, 1576, aged 99. This distinguished painter was the founder of the true principles of colouring. Having shown an inclination for the art, he was sent by his father at the early age of ten years to Venice, . . . He is said by Lanzi to have received his first instruction in the art from Sebastiano Zuccati, and was afterwards successively the disciple of Gentile and Giovanni Bellini. . . . DESCRIPTION. This picture represents the Magdalen in the wilderness in the attitude of supplication. The expression of her countenance is a wonderful effort; resignation, penitence, and devotion, are most exquisitely portrayed. The right hand is fervantly pressing on her breast; with her left she supports a piece of drapery, which encircles the left arm and passes through the hand, at the same time compressing her beautiful hair which flows most gracefully and envelopes her person. The drawing of the whole figure, particularly the arms and hands are admirable; the piece of drapery around the arm, and the small urn in the foreground on the left, are inimitably painted; the dark back ground which is so appropriate to the figure, added to the skilful treatment of the chiaroscuro, and extraordinary beautiful colouring, gives a harmony to
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.