Pope Gregory XV

Oil on canvas | 133.7 x 98.4cm | c. 1622-1623

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, called il Guercino ('The Squinter')

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, called il Guercino or simply Guercino, meaning "The Squinter", a nickname referring to a congenital eye condition from which he suffered. In 1621, Guercino was called to Rome from his hometown of Cento, Ferrara, to paint ...
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