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Self-portrait (1602)

Galleria di Palazzo Barberini (Rome)

Guido Reni was born in Bologna and trained there before moving to Rome in ca. 1601.  He enjoyed the patronage of Pope Paul V and his Borghese family in 1607-13.  He then moved to Naples before returning to Bologna.

Giovanni Domenico Cerrini trained under Guido Reni after he moved to Rome in 1638.


Agony in the Garden (17th century)

This panel, which is attributed to Guido Reni, is on the left wall of Cappella Ranieri, San Pietro.

Assumption of the Virgin (1637)

Cardinal Luigi Capponi, Archbishop of Ravenna commissioned this altarpiece from Guido Reni for an altar in San Filippo NeriNapoleon's commissioner, Jacques-Pierre Tinet selected it for confiscation  in 1797, at which point it was in a poor state of repair.  It was probably for that reason that it was sent from Paris to Lyon in 1801.  It is now in the Musée des Beaux Arts, Lyon.

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Guido Reni (1575-1642) 

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