Born at Bologna, 1581; died 1641, aged 60. This picture is a wonderful proof of this master's power. It displays, at one comprehensive grasp, a combination of the sublime, sea and land; flowing rivers, rocks, mountains, pasture, and lofty trees; the magnificent and the pastoral in beautiful unison. Every passage in this specimen of the master is his monogram; it is full of poetry and beauty, and requires repeated and abstract attention to feel its force. He was considered the most distinguished pupil of the Carracci, and ever preferred by Count Algarotti, to the Carracci themselves. What is still more, Poussin ranked him directly next to Raphael. He shunned all society, that he might better devote his whole time to the art. [Pp. 10-11.]
A Descriptive Catalogue of the Paintings, by the Ancient Masters, including Specimens of the First Class, by the Italian, Venetian, Spanish, Flemish, Dutch, French, and English Schools, open at the American Academy, Barclay Street. Admittance (catalogues included) $.50. Season Tickets $1.00. Family Ticket for the season, admitting four, $5.00. New-York: Printed by W. Mitchell, 265 Bowery. 1832.