Copied from the Picture of Danae by Corregio, (painting)
Correggio (copy after)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 8
Copied from the picture of Danae by Corregio. This and the preceding picture offer faithful examples of the peculiar softness, sweetness and expression of that artist's manner. ANTONIO ALLEGRI, called Corregio; born at Corregio in 1472 and died in 1512, aged 40. Raphael's fame tempted him to visit Rome, but it is not known under whom he studied. No one ever excelled him in expressing the delicacy of flesh and beautiful effects of light and shade. His best productions are the boast of Parma, but his works were rendered more rare by the shipwreck of a vessel in the Mediterranean, in which were many of his pictures purchased by the Emperor of Russia. [Pp. 9-10; see entry 04420007 for other work noted in this commentary.]
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.