Bolognese School. Domenico Zampieri, called Domenichino. Pupil of the Carracci.
ROME, BORGHESE GALLERY
DIANA AND HER NYMPHS On the farther bank of a shallow stream, backed by trees, Diana stands facing us with both arms upraised, a bow in her right hand. She forms the apex of several groups of nymphs. Some on the left are getting ready to bathe, while another on the right in mid-stream is holding back a large hound. In the right foreground on this bank of the stream is seated the one quite nude figure in the picture, while in the centre are two actually in the stream, one of whom is seen cleverly foreshortened through the transparent water.
This and the large Communion of St. Jerome in the Vatican are considered the most important pictures of Domenichino.