Pen a. pencil drawings, 15 x 10 to 11 cm, mounted on cardboard, min. dam., unframed. - Italian painter a. draughtsman, nephew of Giovanni Battista C., in 1617 he worked as assistent of G. Caccia in painting the cupolo of S. Vittore al Corpo in Milan a. from that time on received numerous ecclesiastical commission the most important of which were the frescoes for the charterhouses of Garegnano a. Pavia, he is one the most important exponents of early baroque painting in Northern Italy. - Mus.: Florenz (Uffizien), Madrid (Prado), Mailand (Brera, Pinacoteca Ambrosiana), Wien (Kunsthistorisches Mus.), München, Princeton a. others. - Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Bénézit a. others.