Born at the Castle of Cadore, in Friuli, 1576; died aged 99. This is a sublime specimen of his pencil, and combines his great and united excellencies. The dead Christ is in its foreshortening worthy of Correggio, if not also in outline equal to Michael Angiolo. The St. John is grandly disposed. The act is to him, not one of servility, but of love and veneration, while the hands folded on the breast of Joseph of Arimathea, express most truly the devout feeling of this good man. All is here modesty, solemn repose, and placid harmony. The head of Joseph of Arimathea, is a portrait of Titian, and the Magdalen, a portrait of his daughter. . . . In the number of his figures he is inclined to be moderate, and in grouping them he displays the finest unshackled art in colour inimitable. No contrasts are to be met with in his compositions that betray a studied effect; no violent action that is not called for by the incident of the story. The actors in general preserve their dignity, and a certain composure, as if each seemed to respect the assembly at which he formed a part. Affluent and well received at the most splendid courts of Rome, Vienna, and Madrid; vigorous in energy and the practice of his pencil to the last, he fell a victim to the plague when within a year of completing a century. [Pp. 9-10.]
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