Summer Diversions

Author:     Painted in: 1591-1666    Framework: Oil on copper, 34x46    Located in: The Caravaggio Room
Summer Diversions - Giovan Francesco Barbieri called Guercino (Oil on copper, 34x46)

In the inventory of Palazzo Pitti in the early 18th century. At the Uffizi since 1773.


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Barbieri was a Baroque painter from the Bolognese School, who because he was cross-eyed gained the nickname Il Guercino, meaning the squinter. He had a flowing style of painting that was emotional,...Read more