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Domenico Peruzzini

(born 1602 in Urbania near Pesaro, active between 1631 and 1661)

There are only a few known dates for the life and work of Domenico Peruzzini, often confused in the older literature with his brother Giovanni. The artist spent his youth and most of his later life in the Marches region of central Italy, a region still dominated by the artistic legacy of the brilliant Federico Barrocci, who died in Urbino in 1612. At the advanced age of 40, Peruzzini became a student of Simone Cantarini in Pesaro; Cantarini had left Guido Reni, his Bolognese master, after an argument and settled in Pesaro in 1638 or 1639. After this apprenticeship Peruzzzini worked mainly in Urbania and Pesaro in his home region.