14. NATIONAL GALLERY.
819. Bakhuizen, Off the mouth of the Thames; *856. Jan Steen
(Painter of humorous conversation-pieces; Delft and The Hague;
d. 1679), The music master; 884. Wynants, Landscape with
figures. — *873. W. van de Velde, Coast of Schevenigen.
'The numerous figures are by Adrian van de Velde. The union of
these two great masters makes this one of the most charming pictures of
the Dutch school'. — IF.
863. Teniers the Younger, Dives in hell; 855. Ruysdael,
Waterfall. — *867. A. van de Velde, Farm cottage, dated 1658.
'The impression of rural tranquillity, which is peculiar to such
pictures of Adrian van de Velde, is found here in a very high degree'. — W.
876. W. van de Velde, Gale; 888. Reynolds, Portrait of James
Boswell, the biographer of Johnson. — 831. Hobbema, Ruins of
'Strongly illumined by a sunbeam, and reflected in the dark yet clear
water which surrounds them'. — W.
851. Sebastian Ricci (A'enetian school, d. 1734), Venus sleep¬
ing; 892. Reynolds, Robinetta, painted about 1786, and said to be
a study from the Hon. Mrs. Tollemache; *870. W. van de Velde,
Shipping in a calm, dated 1657.
Room XVII. I^arly Italian School. The Florentine pictures
of the 14th century collected here are almost all of historical
interest only. Neither Giotto, the chief founder of Italian painting,
nor his more important pupils are represented by authenticated
To the left: 568. School of Giotto (early Florentine), Cor¬
onation of the A'irgin; 565. Cimabue (Giov. Gualtieri, teacher of
Giotto; b. 1240), Madonna and child enthroned(not well preserved).
— 564. Margaritone (Arezzo, 13th cent.), ATrgin and Child, with
scenes from the lives of the saints.
Vasari commends this picture for the excellent preservation of its
colour. It is in tempera, on canvas attached to wood.
215, 216. School of Taddeo Gaddi (follower of Giotto, about
1360), Saints; 567. Segna di Buonaventura (early Sienese school,
about 1310), Christ on the Cross ; 579. School of Giotto , Baptism
of Christ, dated 1387; 580. Jacopo di Casentino (pupil of Taddeo
Gaddi, d. 1390), St. John the Evangelist carried up to Heaven. —
*566. Duccio di Buoninsegna (founder of the school of Siena, d.
about 1339), Madonna and Child with saints and angels.
'A genuine picture, which illustrates how well the master could
vivify Byzantine forms with tender feeling'.
594. Emmanuel (Greek priest), SS. Cosmas and Damianus;
569-578. Andrea Orcagna (Florentine school, master of Fra Ange¬
lico ; d. 1376), Coronation of the Virgin amid choirs of angels,
with nine small pictures forming part of the same altar-piece (from
the church of San Pietro Maggiore in Florence); *249. Lorenzo di
San Severino (Umbrian school, first half of 15th cent.), Marriage
of St. Catharine; 581. Spinello Aretino (A. about 1410), SS. John
the Baptist, John the Evangelist, and James the Great (as¬
signed by Mr. Crowe to the school of Orcagna); 630. Gregorio Schia-