Painter, born Florence, Italy, 1616; died there, 1686.
He was one of the last of the Florentine school and painted exclusively religious pictures.
They were notable for perfection of finish and were popular in his day and since, though critics consider them over-sentimental.
His masterpiece is "Saint Andrew Praying before his Crucifixion," now in the Pitti Palace.
His "Mater Dolorosa" has been reproduced numberless times.
The "Madonna and Child" of the Corsini Gallery, in Rome, is also well known, as is the "Magdalen" of the Uffizi.
New Catholic Dictionary