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(b Bologna, ?21 Oct. 1581; d Naples, 6 Apr. 1641). Bolognese painter and draughtsman. He was a favourite pupil of Annibale Carracci and one of the most important upholders of the tradition of Bolognese classicism. After studying with Calvaert and Ludovico Carracci he moved to Rome in 1602 and joined the group of artists working under Annibale on the decoration of the gallery in the Palazzo Farnese.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)