BAGLIONE, Giovanni
(b. ca. 1566, Roma d. 1643, Roma)

The Dream of St Joseph

c. 1599
Oil on canvas, 302 x 159 cm
Private collection

This altarpiece is a characteristic example of the colourful late Mannerism of Roman art which was soon to be radically altered by Caravaggio's revolutionary new style. It was probably commissioned by the Santacroce family in Rome.