Guido painting Beatrice Cenci, the day before her execution, (painting)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 27
This beautiful, but unfortunate, young Italian lady was the daughter of a nobleman of high rank. Having killed her father for criminal conduct towards her, the severe law of a barbarous age doomed her to death by decapitation. It is said that the beautiful portrait by Guido Reni, so well known everywhere by numerous copies, which forms one of the principal attractions of the Palace in Rome, was drawn by the artist in her cell just before her execution. [P. 6.]
Buffalo Fine Arts Academy. 1873. Price, twenty-five cents. Catalogue of Works of Art on Exhibition at the Gallery of the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Young Men's Association Buildings, Buffalo, N.Y. Academy Instituted November 11, 1862. Incorporated December 4, 1862. Gallery opened December 23, 1862. Buffalo: Warren, Johnson & Co., Printers. Office of the Daily Courier, 197 Main Street. 1873.