(b. 1575, Calvenzano, d. 1642, Bologna)
St Matthew and the Angel1635-40
Oil on canvas, 85 x 68 cm
Guido Reni repeated the theme of the apostles and evangelists several times. There are in existence two copies of the evangelist series in Rome and Naples. The St Matthew belonging to the Vatican Picture Gallery is very similar in typology to those of the two series, it could be part of yet another lost series.