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Giovanni Domenico Cerrini


Giovanni Domenico Cerrini, also called Gian Domenico Cerrini or il Cavalier Perugino, (1609 - 1681), was an Italian painter of the Baroque period, active mainly in Rome and influenced in large part by painter of the Bolognese School.

Born in Perugia, Cerrini initially apprenticed under Giovanni Antonio Scaramuccia, then in 1638 moved into the Roman studio of Guido Reni, but strongly influenced by Lanfranco, Guercino, Domenichino, and Andrea Sacchi. He was patronized by the family of the cardinal Bernardino Cardinal Spada. He received from Giulio Cardinal Rospigliosi, future Pope Clement IX, the commission to decorate the cupola of Santa Maria ...

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