(b. 1581, Bologna, d. 1641, Napoli)

St Cecilia before the Judge

Cappella Polet, San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome

In this fresco the figure of the saint is derived from an antique sculpture. At the same time there are numerous references to Raphael's tapestry cartoons (now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London). The composition is set on a shallow stage in a manner reminiscent of classical sarcophagi.