402 Route 56. BOLOGNA. East Quarters :
bution and graduation of the characters, — and yet the picture appears
as simple and natural as if it could not posaibly have been arranged
We turn to the right from the ticket-office and traverse Coh-
bidob. I, which contains paintings by Bolognese masters of the
second half of the 17th and of the 18th cent, (the three rooms on
the right, see p. 404). Straight in front of us, at the end of the
corridor, is —
Room A (Sala di Guido), containing prominent works of Guido
Reni (p. 390). To the right of the entrance, *137. Samson, victorious
over the Philistines, drinking out of the jaw-bone of an ass; 138.
Madonna del Rosario, painted on silk in 1630 (as a procession-
flag); 140. St. Sebastian; **134. Madonna della Pieta, below are
SS. Petronius, Carlo Borromeo, Dominic, Francis, and Proculus
(painted in 1616 for the Town Council, who presented the painter
with a valuable gold chain and medal, in addition to his remuner-
ation); 139. Sant' Andrea Corsini; *136. Crucifixión, with the Ma¬
donna, Mary Magdalen, and St. John; *135. Massacre of the In-
nocents. — In this room also are : Franc. Albani, 2. Baptism, 3.
Madonna del Rosario; 566. Carlo Cignani, Madonna with saints.
By the approach to the next room: 142. Guido Reni, Chalk drawing
for the 'Ecce Homo'; 30. Simone Cantarini, Portrait of Guido Reni.
On a stand in the midde of the room: 360. Niccolb da Foligno,
Adoration of the Child, with the Annunciation on the back.
Koom B (Sala dei Carracci). To the right: 12. Guercino, St.