BROWNE, Alexander, Ars Pictoria : or an Academy Treating of Drawing, Painting, Limning, Etching. To which are Added XXXI. Copper Plates, Expressing the Choicest, Nearest, and Most Exact Grounds and Rules of Symmetry. Collected out of the most Eminent Italian, German, and Netherland Authors. By Alexander Browne, Practitioner in the Art of Limning. The Second Edition, Corrected and Enlarged by the Author, London, Arthur Tooker - William Battersby, 1675.1 quotations
Now for an Example of the true art of exquisite bestowing of these lights, that Peece of Le: Vincent amongst many others, may serve us, instead of all the rest of his well lightned Pictures, which is now to be found in St. Francis Church in Milane, where he hath painted the conception of our Lady ; which (to omit other excellencies therein) is most singular in this point, for the perfection of lights, those two peeces done by the hand of Antonio Correggio are most admirable, which are yet to be seen in the same City, with Cavalier Leon: Aretino, in one whereof is painted fair Io, with Jupiter upon a Cloud, and in the other Danae and Jupiter descending into her lap in the forme of a golden shower, with Cupid and other Loves, having their lights so well disposed, that I dare boldly say, no other Painter is able to match him in colouring and lightning ; […].
DA VINCI, Leonardo, La Vierge aux rochers, 1483 - 1486, huile sur bois transposée sur toile, 199 x 122, Paris, Musée du Louvre, INV. 777.
IL CORREGGIO (Antonio Allegri), Danaé, v. 1530, huile sur toile, 161 x 193 , Roma, Galleria Borghese, 125.
IL CORREGGIO (Antonio Allegri), Jupiter et Io, v. 1530, huile sur toile, 162 x 73,5, Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Inv.-Nr. GG_276.