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WITH REMARKS CRITICAL AND EXPLANATORY.
Death of Cato
Julio Romano. - Rubens.
Bridan, Jun. Girardon. Julien. Mitchell. Ditto. Petitot. Antique.
This picture is attributed to Julio Romano; but there is no positive evidence of its being by the hand of that master. It formed, no doubt, a part of the pannels of some great work, or filled a vacuum in some extensive gallery. Although it is impossible, at this distance of time, to ascertain its real author, it bears evident marks of the Roman school. If it be, in fact, the production of Julio Romano, it is imagined that it was produced at the time when that celebrated artist imitated the style of Raphael. The figure is remarkable for the grace of its attitude and the chastity of its design ; and the drapery is arranged in the most tasteful manner.