Virgin and Infant Christ, with St. John and Joseph, (painting)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 34
Born in Florence, 1490; died 1527; aged 37. A favourite disciple of Raphael, who instructed him in the principles of the art, and employed him in many of his works; remarkable for his inseparable attachment to Polidoro: those two friends lived and associated as companions in study. The troubles that involved Rome at that time compelled Maturino to fly from it, and tore him away from his beloved companion Polidoro, though Vasari says, their souls were so united by a sincere friendship, that they were determined to live and die together. He was carried off by the plague at the age of thirty-seven. The picture before us is a charming specimen; it possesses the purity, innocence, and simplicity of Raphael, with a much greater sweetness of colour, and a surprising power of light. His works are very rare. [P. 27.]
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.