giovanni domenico cerrini

Allegory of Painting (circa 1639). Giovanni Domenico Cerrini (Italian, Baroque, 1609–1681). Oil on canvas. Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna.

Painting detail is self-portrait of Cerrini, active in Rome and influenced by the painters of the Bolognese School.

Cerrini initially apprenticed under Giovanni Antonio Scaramuccia, then in 1638 moved into the Roman studio of Guido Reni. Cardinal Giulio Rospigliosi gave him the commission to decorate the cupola of Santa Maria della Vittoria (1654–1655).