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 The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 3 Guido Reni - Portrait of an Old Woman

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PostSubject: Re: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 3 Guido Reni - Portrait of an Old Woman   Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:18 pm

Guido Reni
Born in Bologna into a family of musicians, Guido Reni was the son of Daniele Reni and Ginevra de’ Pozzi. As a child of nine, he was apprenticed under the Bolognese studio of Denis Calvaert. Soon after, he was joined in that studio by Albani and Domenichino.
He may also have trained with a painter by the name of Ferrantini. When Reni was about twenty years old, the three Calvaert pupils migrated to the rising rival studio, named Accademia degli Incamminati (Academy of the "newly embarked", or progressives), led by Lodovico Carracci. They went on to form the nucleus of a prolific and successful school of Bolognese painters who followed Annibale Carracci to Rome.
Like many other Bolognese painters, Reni's painting was thematic and eclectic in style.

Work in Rome
By late 1601, Reni and Albani had moved to Rome[1] to work with the teams led by Annibale Carracci in fresco decoration of the Farnese Palace. During 1601-1604, his main patron was Cardinal Sfondrati. By 1604-1605, he received an independent commission for an altarpiece of the Crucifixion of St. Peter.
After a few year sojourn in Bologna, he returned to Rome to become one of the premier painters during the papacy of Paul V (Borghese). From 1607-1614, he was one of the painters patronized by the Borghese family.

From Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guido_Reni

It looks like Guido is the painter of the Beatrice portrait
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PostSubject: Re: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 3 Guido Reni - Portrait of an Old Woman   Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:34 am

And in case anyone enjoys puzzles, you can try this link
http://www.museumsyndicate.com/jigsaw/jigsaw.php
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PostSubject: Re: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 3 Guido Reni - Portrait of an Old Woman   Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:59 am

Dale, I'm really glad your having fun and you're welcome! Thank you for the link to the jigsaw puzzles. Smile

Caliie, Thank you for the information on Reni! I was wondering who the original artist was for the Beatrice painting.

I just found this info on the Beatrice Cenci painting: http://www.blastmilk.com/decollete/a-decapitation-miscellany/beatrice-cenci-guido-reni.php

Here's the tragic story of Beatrice Cenci: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatrice_Cenci

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