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RONCALLI, Cristoforo (1552 - 1626), Painter, fresco artist, draughtsman, mosaicist

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
RONCALLI, Cristoforo (1552 - 1626), Painter, fresco artist, draughtsman, mosaicist

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Italian, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born 1552, in Pomarance (Tuscany); died 14 May 1626, in Rome.

Painter, fresco artist, draughtsman, mosaicist. Historical subjects, religious subjects, figures. Murals.

Roncalli went to Rome to study with Niccolo Circignani. Roncalli was patronised by Pope Paul V, who commissioned him to work at the basilica of S Giovanni in Laterano, where he painted Baptism of

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