Born at Courtray, 1576; died 1639, aged 63. This artist excelled Dolci, in the beauty of his Madonnas, but yielded to him in the fineness of his pencil. Though not possessing the ideal beauty of the Greeks, he has yet a style of countenance peculiarly appropriate to the Virgin, in which an air of humility predominates; and the simplicity of the dress and attire of the head correspond with the expression of the features. The hands are beautifully painted. He delighted most in designing heads with a part of the bust. The picture of Rosario, that he painted at St. Sabina, is one of the smallest pictures in Rome, and is regarded as a gem. [P. 31.]
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.