Domenichino


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Domenichino

(dōmānēkē`nō) or

Domenico Zampieri

(dōmā`nēkō tsämpyĕ`rē), 1581–1641, Italian painter, b. Bologna. He was one of the principal pupils of the Carracci, beginning as Ludovico Carracci's assistant in Bologna. In 1602 he went to Rome, where he worked with Annibale Carracci in the Farnese Palace. Later he carried out numerous fresco commissions for Roman churches, of which the most important are the Martyrdom of St. Andrew in San Gregorio Magno, the Life of St. Cecilia in San Luigi de' Francesci (1615–17), and the decoration of Sant' Andrea della Valle (1624–28). The finest easel painting of his early Roman years is the Last Communion of St. Jerome. He also worked in Naples, designing frescoes (unfinished) of a more baroque nature for the chapel of San Gennaro in the cathedral. As an adherent of classical doctrine and as an influential landscape painter, Domenichino has a place of considerable importance.

Bibliography

See catalog of drawings by J. W. Pope-Hennessy (1948).

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1622, Domenico Zampieri, called Domenichino (1581-1641), oil on canvas, 166.1 x 98.1cm.
de Boulogne Saracen i Medici Milan Domenichino Sassoferrato Orsini Naples Dughet G.
Some of the paintings, by artists including Guercino, Guido Reni, Domenichino and Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini were bought for as little as PS100 in the mid-20th century but the value of the entire collection is now put at more than PS100 million.
The painting lacks the high finish of Guido Reni's or Domenichino's productions, perhaps because its surfaces have suffered significant damage over the years.
In Hawthorne's description of the family's visit to the Barberini Palace Gallery, included in the Roman Journal section of the Notes, Hawthorne describes "the Garden of Eden, after the Fall, by Domenichino" (210).
Ludovico Ludovisi wanted Domenichino, whereas the Jesuits, afraid of disobedience regarding nostro modo procedendi, chose their top-architect Orazio Grassi.
It is, however, possible to find additional subsequent oblique references to Anguillara's text--such as the two versions of Apollo Flaying Marsyas by the seventeenth-century painters Domenichino and Guercino.
The only example by a Bolognese artist that he lists is a fresco by Domenichino in San Silvestro al Quirinale, Rome, which Sirani probably did not know.
The sale will also offer Portrait of a Man, Half-Length, With His Arms Akimbo, by Rembrandt (1606-1669) (estimate: pounds 18-pounds 25million) and Saint John the Evangelist by Domenico Zampieri, called Il Domenichino (1581-1641), one of the most significant Baroque paintings to go to auction (estimate: pounds 7-pounds 10million).