The Cumaen Sybil, copied from the original in the Borghese Palace at Rome, painted by Domenichino. It was formerly called the St. Cecilia. There is a duplicate of this picture, with black eyes and other variations, by the same master, in the Museum of the Capitol at Rome, but much inferior in beauty to this. More than any other of his oil paintings, this possesses the freshness and splendour of his fresco painting, especially that of St. John in the Church of St. Andrea della Valle at Rome. Dominico Zampieri, called Domenichino; born at Bologna in 1581, and died 1641, aged 60. He became one of the brightest ornaments of the school of the Caracci, though his genius was slowly developed. He was the fellow pupil and friend of Guido, with whom he contended in honourable emulation; but at Naples he excited so much envy by his excellence, that he retired in disgust, not without suspicions of being poisoned, as he died soon after. [P. 7.]
Catalogue of Peale's Italian Pictures, now exhibiting at Sully and Earle's Gallery. In Chestnut opposite the State-House. Admittance 25 cents--children half price--Season Tickets 50 cents. Philadelphia: Printed for the Publisher. 1831.