He lived principally at Rome, and studied after nature all the beautiful scenes within reach. Of rocks, rivers, villas, cascades, and landscapes, his imitations are true to nature; and from his remarkable application to the pencil, he was named, Studio, by the artists of Rome. This specimen is sweet and clear; admirable in its detail: almost to the separate leafing of the trees, every object is finished with a sweetness of touch seldom attainable. It so nearly resembles Claude, that it was originally purchased and retained for many years in the collection of an amateur of distinguished taste in England, for a specimen of that master, from whose hands it passed into this collection. His pictures are so scarce as to be seldom found in collections. [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.