Born in Venice, 1512; died 1594, aged 82. A magnificent picture of the master. The moment chosen is great with event, and affords a great scope for the unbounded fire of this artist. The Lord of creation cried, "It is finished," and gave up the ghost, and all nature responded to the groan. The sun becomes as blood; the mountains heave with complaint; the rocks are rent; the graves opened, and the dead arise: all this here is finely expressed. One part of a rock is seen falling on the alarmed soldiers, who are full of consternation; another is seen struck to the earth with lightning; the dead are arising; every object tells the awful moment. In conception, colouring, and Design, this is a masterpiece, and equals his pretensions of uniting Titian's colour to Michael Angelo's Design. Many of the figures in the picture are evidently studied from that grand picture of the Past Judgment in the Cistine [sic] Chapel, by Michael Angelo. . . . Vasari, one of his severest critics, in speaking of his genius, pronounced it the most terrible of which the art could boast. [Pp. 20-21.]
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.