Born in Bologna’ worked in Rome and Naples. He was small in stature (Domenichino means “little Dominic”) and had an idealistic tendency, a consequence of the influence of Raphael and antiquity. He painted harmonious classical landscapes with mythological scenes. He was an excellent draughtsman (Windsor Castle’s Royal Library has a superb collection of his drawings) and an excellent portraitist.
Domenichino’s major works are Monsignor Agucchi, c. 1610 (York: City Art Gallery); Landscape with Tobias Laying Hold of the Fish, c. 1617–18 (London: National Gallery); St. Cecilia with an Angel Holding Music, 1620 (Paris: Musée du Louvre)/
- Robert Cumming. Art: complete encyclopedia. – 512 p. – Moscow: Astrel, 2005.