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Cantarini, Simone, also known as Simone de Pesaro or "The Pesarese," born at Pesaro, N. Italy, in 1612, studied painting under Guido Reni at Bologna, and became a skilful imitator of his master's style. Under the patronage of the duke he migrated to Mantua; his temper lost him his friend, and he then moved to Verona, dying there in 1648. His best pieces are a San Domenico, a Magdalene, several portraits, and some spirited etchings. His colouring is good, but he lacks originality.