A Biographical and Critical Dictionary of Painters and Engravers; From the Revival of the Art Under Cimabue, and the Alledged Discovery of Engraving by Finiguerra, to the Present Time with the Ciphers, Monograms, and Marks, Volume 2
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1816 edition. Excerpt: ... evince the hand of the master; among which are the following: The Entombing of Christ. The Dead Christ, with the Virgin Mary. St. Jerome holding a Crucifix. The Rape of Proserpine. SCOPPA, Orazio. An Italian engraver, who flourished at Naples about the year 1642, and was probably a goldsmith. He engraved a set of fifteen plates of designs for chalices, croziers, and other ecclesiastical ornaments. They are etched in a spirited style. SCORZA, Sinibaldo. According to Soprani, this artist was born at Voltaggio, a small town in the Genoese state, in 1589, and was a scholar of Giovanni Batista Paggi. He excelled in painting landscapes, which he decorated with groups of figures and animals, tastefully composed, and touched with spirit. "It would be difficult," says Lanzi, " to find in Italy a pencil which ingrafted so successfully the neatness of the Flemish execution with the taste of the Italians." He also painted easel pictures of sacred and fabulous subjects, which are found in the choicest private collections. He died in 1631, aged 42. SCOTIN, Gerard, the Elder. A French engraver, born at Gonesse, near Paris, in 1642. He was a pupil of Francis Poilly the elder, whose style he imitated, though very inferior to him. Among others, we have the following prints by him: The Marriage of St. Catherine; after Alex. Veronese. The Communion of the Magdalen; after Domenichino. The Circumcision; after P. Mignard. The Baptism of Christ; after the same.. The Presentation in the Temple; after C. Le Brun. The Country Life; after Dom. Ftti. SCOTIN, Gerard, the Younger. He was the nephew of the preceding artist, bom at Paris in 1690, and was instructed in design and engraving by his uncle. He came to England, and resided some years in London, ...
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