ALBANI, Francesco
(b. 1578, Bologna, d. 1660, Bologna)

Venus Attended by Nymphs and Cupids

Oil on canvas, 114 x 171 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

Francesco Albani, a follower of the Carracci in Bologna, was famous and popular with his contemporaries for his graceful, if somewhat sentimental religious and mythological paintings.