Follower of Guido Reni
- Madonna and Child with the Infant Saint John the Baptist
- oil on copper
- 28.4 by 21.2 cm.; 11 1/3 by 8 3/8 in.
A recent exhibition in Quimper and Rennes tentatively gives the prototype to Giulio Cesare Amidano, and exhibits a second version of this picture, from the collection of the Musée des Beaux-Artes in Quimper, as by a member of Amidano's circle.1 While the elegant design does reflect the style of the Emilian mannerist school and the influences of artists such as Parmigianino, Bartolomeo Schedoni, Annibale Caracci, and Amidano, in the absence of the prototype, an attribution of this painting to a follower of Guido Reni is more plausible.
1. See M. Allano, De Veronese a Casanova: parcours italien dans les collections de Bretagne, exhibition catalogue, Lyon 2013, p. 66, reproduced p. 67.