, or Bonifazio, called Veneziano, whom Ridolfi believes to have been a scholar of Palma, but Boschini numbers among the disciples of Titian, and says he followed him as the shadow the body. He is, indeed, often his close imitator, but oftener has a character of his own, a free and creative genius, unborrowed elegance and spirit. The public offices at Venice abound in pictures all his own, and the ducal palace, amongst others, possesses an Expulsion of the Publicans from the Temple, which for copiousness of composition, colour, admirable perspective, might be alone sufficient to | make his name immortal, had his own times and record not placed him with Titian and Palma. Lanzi ascribes ta Bonifazio, what he styles the celebrated pictures from the Triumphs of Petrarch, once at Naples in a private collection, and now, he says, in England; it matters little, says Mr. Fuseli, where they are: of powers, such as he ascribes to Bonifazio, those meagre, dry, and worse than Peruginesque performances, can never be the produce. He died in 1553, aged sixty-two. 1

1 Pilkington.