Matteo Loves

Matteo Loves was a painter active in Cento from about 1625 to 1662. Few biographical details are known. It is said he was born in Cologne to an English family, and arrived as a young man in Cento, where he trained with Guercino.[1][2] Works by Loves can be found in the Pinacoteca of Cento and in the church of San Rocco e San Sebastiano.[3][4]

Portrait of Duchessa Maria Caterina Farnese, Museo di Arte e Storia of Geneva


  1. ^ Benedetto Gennari e la bottega del Guercino, by Prisco Bagni (1986), Page 267.
  2. ^ Arte emiliana: dalle raccolte storiche al nuovo collezionismo, Graziano Manni, Emilio Negro, Massimo Pirondini, (1989), Page 88.
  3. ^ Intinerary of Guercino paintings in Cento, produced by the commune, text by Elena Bastelli and Anelita Tassinari.
  4. ^ La Pinacoteca civica di Cento: guida illustrate, by Fausto Gozzi, Pinacoteca civica di Cento, (1987), Page 62.

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