E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
There were three periods to the Bolognese School in paintingthe Early, the Roman, and the Eclectic. The first was founded by
Marco Zoppo, in the fifteenth century, and its best exponent was Francia. The second was founded in the sixteenth century by Bagnacavallo, and its chief exponents were Primaticio, Tibaldi, and Nicolo dell Abate. The third was founded by the Carracci, at the close of the sixteenth century, and its best masters have been Domenichino, Lanfranco, Guido, Schidone, Guercino, and Albani.