Born at Urbino, in 1483, died in 1520, aged 37. . . . DESCRIPTION. This sublime little cabinet gem, represents the Adoration to our Saviour, of the Virgin Mary, St. Joseph, and St. John, attended by two angels . . . in a landscape. In the foreground, is the young Redeemer resting on a pillow; a portion of the drapery which adorns the Virgin, who is kneeling in the centre of the picture, forms his bed; on the left is St. Joseph, on the right just above the saviour is the young St. John, beyond whom are two heavenly messengers. The expression of the Virgin mother of our Saviour, is full of sweetness, and grace; while St. John on bended knee, and with uplifted hands, seems to lisp his infant praises to him who was to be "The joy of all nations." . . . The unaffected gracefulness, which reigns throughout this little picture, and especially, the exquisite beauty of the thought and expression, combine to justify its being ranked among the happiest effusions of its author. . . . This picture is in Raffaelle's first manner, and that it was purchased from the collection of Thomas Emmerson, Esq. of England, where it has been much admired. The late Sir Thomas Lawrence pronounced it to be one of Raffaelle's finest productions in his Perugino style. [Pp. 44-45.]
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.