The artist, who was a darling of his time, died in 1534, but has fallen out of favor with art critics. Blake Gopnik of the Washington Post writes:
"Connoisseurs have never quite lost track of the artist. Once you've seen them, Correggio's best paintings are so obviously gorgeous and enthralling that you wonder why they aren't everywhere on Christmas cards. Few other pictures ever have had their mix of powerful emotions, wild eccentricity and convincing realism."