The Sybil

Sibilla Cumana
Author: 

Domenichino (Domenico Zampieri, Bologna 1581 - Naples 1641)

Year: 
1622
Material and technique: 
oil on canvas
Size: 
cm 138 x 103
Origin: 
Pio Collection
Inventory: 
Inv. PC 134

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Sala di Santa Petronilla - La grande pittura del Seicento a Roma

At the end of the sixteenth century, Rome was the main centre of illustrative culture and the meeting place of artists of different origins. In the early 1590s, Caravaggio arrived in Rome from Lombardy where he remained until 1606 and deeply influenced the meaning of pictorial research.

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