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Hereditary Genius
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Two or three relations (or three or four in family).
3.
Bellini
F. B.
Robusti
S. s.
2.
Cagliari (and Badille)
u. S.
2.
Teniers
F. B.
3.
Caracci
2 US. UP.
(Tintoretto, see Robusti.)
2.
Eyck
B b.
2.
Velde, Van der
F. S.
2.
Mieris
2 S.
(Veronese, see Cagliari.)
Murillo
2u.uS.
Four or more relations (or five or more in family).
(Bassano, see Ponte.)
3. Ponte
S. 4P.
(Titian, see Vecelli.)
Vecelli
B. 2S. UP. 2UPS.
TABLE II. 14 FAMILIES.
In first degree
4F. 5B.9S.
In second degree
3u. 4P.
In third degree
2 US. 1uS.
All more remote
4.
The rareness with which artistic eminence passes through more
than two degrees of kinship, is almost as noticeable here as in the
cases of musicians and poets.
APPENDIX TO PAINTERS.
I have procured a list of 42 ancient painters of the Italian, Spanish, and Dutch
schools, which includes, I believe, all who are ranked by common consent as illustrious.
18 of them have eminent relations, and 3 of the remainder—namely, Claude,
Parmegiano, and Raffaelle—have kinsmen worthy of notice: these are printed in italics
in the following list, the remainder are in ordinary type.
ITALIAN SCHOOLS
. Allegri, Correggio; (Andrea del Sarto, see Vannucchi); (Bassano,
see Ponte); Bellini; Buonarotti, Michael Angelo; Cagliari, Paolo Veronese; Caracci,
Annibale; Caracci, Ludovico; Cimabue; (Claude, see Gelee); (Correggio, see Allegri);
(Domenichino, see Zampieri); (Francia, see Raibollini); Gelee, Claude Lorraine;
Giorgione; Giotto; (Guido, see Reni); Marratti, Carlo; Mazzuoli, Parmegiano;
(Michael Angelo, see
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