Panico, Antonio Maria
Panico, Antonio Maria a Bolognese painter, who, according to Bellora, was a disciple of Annibale Caracci, whom he accompanied to Rome at an early age, and whose manner he emulated. He was much employed by Mario Farnese in decorating his country-seats at Castro and Latera. His most established work is a picture of the mass in the cathedral at Farnese, in which, Lanzi says, he was assisted by Annibale, who even conducted some of the figures. This, however, seems doubtful, as Caracci died in 1609, and Panico in 1652. It is not probable that the latter would have been entrusted with so important a commission almost in his youth, which must have been the case were such an association true.