Italian painter and draughtsman. On the basis of his frescoes and altarpieces he became established as the most influential exponent of the 17th-century classical style. Through his critical analysis of the art of Raphael and Annibale Carracci he was influential in the creation of a modern canon of the ancients; and he was perhaps the most complete example of a 17th-century artist struggling to reconcile tradition with the demand for spectacle.
ID: 6422 Madonna and Child with St Petronius and St John the Baptist dg 1629
Oil on canvas, 430 x 278 cm
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome