A Landscape from Salvator Rosa, in the National Gallery at Florence. This picture is valued for aerial perspective, deep tone and tranquility. The figures are like the Signature of his name. His pencil was usually somewhat more coarse--but occasionally he finished his pictures with all the care of Claude Lorraine who was his rival neighbour on the Pincian Hill, from which they could both look on the same golden Sunsets over Rome. SALVATOR ROSA; born at Naples in 1614 and died 1763, aged 59. From extreme poverty in early life, the genius of SALVATOR ROSA raised him to wealth and the most flattering distinctions. Not satisfied with his reputation as a painter, he sought applause by his talents in poetry, music, acting and unrivalled mimickry, which last unfortunate accomplishment made enemies where he would have enjoyed peace and friendshiP. His excellence was not confined to landscape, but he painted some admirable battle pieces, one of which is in the Pitti Palace at Florence. [P. 12.]
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.