(bapt. Pesaro, 21 Aug. 1612; d Verona, 15 Oct. 1648). Italian painter and engraver, sometimes called Il Pesarese after his place of birth. He was one of Guido Reni's most distinguished pupils, although he was already an accomplished artist when he entered the master's workshop at the age of about 22. Most of his work is on religious subjects, but he also painted portraits, including a poignant one of the aged Reni (c.1640, Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna).
From The Oxford Dictionary of Art in Oxford Reference.