(b. 1582, Parma, d. 1647, Roma)

St Peter Healing St Agatha

c. 1614
Oil on canvas, 100 x 133 cm
Galleria Nazionale, Parma

Painted shortly after Lanfranco returned to Rome from his native Parma, the present picture reveals the new tendencies in the artist's work that were soon to mark his ascendency over Domenichino. It is apparent in this picture that Lanfranco, without actually becoming a member of the Caravaggesque camp, was both aware of and sensitive to the various formal contributions made by Caravaggio and his followers in Rome.

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