I am not aware if it was written much later than Pictor Ignotus, but it belongs to a later manner.
Pictor Ignotus (Florence, 15—) is the first of those poems about painting, into which Browning has put so much of his finest art.
Especially is it the case with the early glass in the smaller churches that we must label it Pictor Ignotus.
Pictor nascitur, non fit—no, not even by the wielders of the Spanish sceptre.
How vivid and personal is, for instance, "Pictor Ignotus," one of the earlier poems!
Fabius, the first among the Romans, had some painting executed in the temple of Salus, from which he received the name of Pictor.
That in Pictor is, as has been said, not visible to the naked eye.
In Pictor Ignotus the earliest study in his lives of the painters was made by the poet.
Some of the faint stars—for instance, the galloping star in Pictor—are indeed nearer to us than many of the brighter ones.