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The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;

As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before

thee.

The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.

And there went out unto him all the land of Judæa, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.

And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey;

And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose.

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I indeed have baptized you with water but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.

And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan.

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Louis Cardi naquit en 1559, au château de Cigoli, dans le grand-duché de Florence, et, suivant un usage très fréquent à cette époque, il ne fit point usage de son nom de famille, et prit celui de sa naissance. Aussi est-il habituellement désigné sous le nom de Cigoli.

Élève d'Alexandre Allori, il étudia principalement les ouvrages d'André Vanucci et ceux du Corrège. Le pape Clément VII l'appela à Rome et le chargea de peindre, pour l'église de Saint-Pierre, un tableau représentant la Guérison du Paralytique. Cet ouvrage est considéré comme son chefd'œuvre.

Louis Cardi a aussi fait connaître ses talens pour l'archi' tecture, dans plusieurs fêtes publiques et représentations théâtrales, données à Florence, lors du mariage de Marie de Médicis avec Henri IV. Il a publié un Traité des Couleurs, dans lequel il donne les moyens de les rendre durables; il a fait aussi un Traité de Perspective, dont les planches ont été gravées par son frère, Sébastien Cardi.

Louis Cardi est mort à Rome, en 1613, âgé de 54 ans.

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LOUIS CARDI, CALLED CIGOLI.

Louis Cardi, was born in 1559, at the chateau of Cigoli, in the Grand Dutchy of Florence, and according to a custom frequent at that time, he dropt his family name, to take that of the place where he was born; he was thus commonly known by the name of Cigoli. He was the pupil of Alexander Allori, and principally studied the productions of Andrea Vanucci, and those of Correggio. Pope Clement VII, sent for him to Rome and ordered him to paint the cure of the Paralytic, for the church of Saint Peter, which is considered as a master-piece.

Louis Cardi, also evinced his talent for architecture, in several public fètes and theatrical representations, given at Florence, on the marriage of Marie de Medicis with Henry IV. He published a treatise on colours, in which he points out the means to render them durable; he also wrote a treatise on perspective, the plates of which were engraved by his brother Sebastian Cardi.

Louis Cardi died at Rome, in 1613, at the age of 54.

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GUIDO CANLASSI, DIT IL CAGNACCI.

Guido Canlassi naquit à Castel-Sant-Arcangelo en 1601. La difformité qu'il avait lui fit donner le sobriquet de il Cagnacci, et il est presque toujours désigné sous ce seul nom.

Élève de Guido-Reni, il imita d'abord la manière de son maître, et fit plusieurs tableaux fort estimes; mais par suite, ayant voulu changer sa méthode et chercher un coloris plus vigoureux, il perdit une partie de son mérite.

Une singularité qui peut servir à faire reconnaître les tableaux de Cagnacci, est d'avoir donné à ses figures d'anges un caractère, qui s'éloigne par trop de la jeunesse.

Cagnacci mourut à Vienne, en 1681, àgé de quatrevingts ans.

NOTICE

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GUIDO-CANLASSI ALIAS IL CAGNACCI.

Guido Canlassi was born at Castel-Sant-Arcangelo in 1601. His deformity was the cause of his bearing the nickname of il cagnacci he is almost always designed by that single name.

A pupil of Guido-Reni, he at first imitated his master's manner, made several pictures greatly esteemed; but in process of time, being willing to change his method in attempting a more vigorous colouring, he lost part of his merit.

A singularity which may serve to make his pictures known is to have given to the figures of his angels a character very far from youth.

Canlassi died at Vienna in 1681,

80 years

old.

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