Caracci, Lodovico, an illustrious Bolognese painter, was born in 1555, and was a pupil of P. Fontana. He visited Venice and Florence, studying tile works of the best artists. His finest works are at Bologna, and the most important are .his fresco paintings in the Palazzi Magonani and Zampieri. There is also a wonderful picture by him in the church of San Domenico, of St. Dominic- and St. Francis. He died at Bologna in 1619. He painted, Samson Overcoming the Lion; The Virgin and Infant, with Four -Angels; The Holy Family, in which the Virgin is washing linen. See Spooner, Biograpihical History of the Fine Arts, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouvelle Biographie Generale, s.v.