Born at Modena, A.D. 1560--died 1616, aged 56. This captivating painter studied in the Caracci school, and, subsequently, the works of Raffaelle, Correggio and Parmigiano, particularly those of Corregio. . . . DESCRIPTION. This splendid picture is a group, composed of the Virgin Mary, the infant Saviour, St. John, and an Angel who is presenting the Saviour a Bird. The expression of dread in the countenance of the holy child, who clings to the drapery which passes over the head and shoulders of the Virgin is truly natural, and is beautifully contrasted with that of St. John, who is seen patting and playing with the bird. The parental affection expressed in the face of the virgin Mother is inimitable, while she is encouraging her infant to become familiar with the object of his fear. In the foreground, near the feet of the Angel, the artist has judiciously introduced a Book, upon which is placed a white Vase, that gives a depth and force to the whole composition. The beauty of the colouring, and the grandeur of the Design, will vie with the productions of Parmigiano. This picture adorned the collection of Charles Wade, Esq. of England. [P. 29.]
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.