The painters voyage of Italy in which all the famous paintings of the most eminent masters are particularised, as they are preserved in the several cities of Italy ...
Barri, Giacomo, ca. 1630-ca. 1690., Lodge, William, 1649-1689.

The Church of S. Peter.

AS you enter at the great Door, the first Chappel on the right hand of the Cru∣cifix is all painted by the hand of Lanfranco.

Then follows in the same part of the Church the great Altar-piece of the Martyrdom of S. Se∣bastian, a singular work of Dominichino.

The Cuppola over this Altar is Mosaick work, and the Design of Pietro da Cortona.

In like manner follows the Chappel of the Sacrament, where is a Piece of the same Pietro da Cortona representing the Coronation of our B. Lady. The Cuppola of this Chappel is also Mosaick, and the Design of the same Authour.

Walking under this Chappel, on the front there is a Square of Mutiano.

Page  2 Following on, in the cross Isle on the right hand there is a Side of one of the Altars, which is the work of Monsieur Possine, representing the Miracle of S. Erasomus, a very beautifull piece.

Being gone a little farther, you see the fa∣mous little Bark of S. Peter, a singular good work of Lanfranco.

The Square right over against this is the hand of Camassei, and denotes the Miracle done by the Apostle S. Peter, when he caused the wa∣ter to spring up in the Prison for baptizing withall.

Then follows directly in view the speciall Picture which demonstrates when S. Petronilla was laid in the Sepulchre: it is the work of Guercin da Cento.

Turning towards the Chair at the head of the Church, and having passed the said Chair, you see on your left hand a stately Picture which re∣presents S. Peter going to the Temple with S. John, and doing the Miracle of curing the lame: a most superb work of Chivoli.

Advancing a little forward along the cross Isle, and being past the Sacristie, there is a Picture which denotes the Miracle of S. Gregory holding a bloudy Handkerchief in his hand: a most beautiful work of Andrea Sacchi.

Those Pictures of the four Altars under the Pilasters of the great Cuppola are by the hand of the same Sacchi.