Cristoforo Roncalli

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Cristoforo Roncalli , il Pomarancio
Born 1552
Pomarance
Died 1626
Rome
Nationality Italian
Known for Painting
Movement Mannerism
Pope Sylvester baptizes Constantine[1]
Resurrection of Christ
"The archangel Raphael and Tobias", church of Sant'Andrea della Valle, Rome

Cristoforo Roncalli (c. 1552–1626) was an Italian mannerist painter. He was one of the three painters known as il Pomarancio.

Roncalli was born in Pomarance, a town near Volterra. His training occurred in Tuscany, and around 1578, he relocated to Rome, Italy where he worked for Niccolò Circignani (also known as il Pomarancio).

Most of his fresco work was in Rome, though he worked for a decade in Loreto (1605–1615), where he decorated the New Sacristy. In Rome he decorated the cupola of the church of Santa Maria di Loreto and of San Silvestro in Capite. He helped decorate the Oratory of San Filippo Neri in Vallicella. He also painted for the Oratory of Santissimo Crocifisso, the Baptism of Constantine and St. Simon in the transept of San Giovanni in Laterano, and designed the mosaics in the Cappella Clementina in the St. Peter's Basilica. One of his pupils from Siena was Alessandro Casolano, and his son Ilario Casolano.

Roncalli was named a Cavaliere of Christ in 1607. He died in Rome in 1626.

Works[edit]

  • La Madonna e il Bambino con i santi Antonio ed Agata (Madonna and Child with Saints Anthony and Agatha) (1576, Siena), Museo dell'opera metropolitana del duomo
  • Frescoes at Palazzo Agostini (1576, Siena)
  • Frescoes of the Life of Saint Francis de Paula (c. 1579-84, Santissima Trinità dei Monti, Rome)
  • Metamorphoses, Siena, Palazzo Bindi
  • Ciclo degli avvenimenti della confraternita del Crocefisso (1583 - 1584), San Marcello al Corso church
  • Ciclo della Passione di Cristo, (1585 - 1590) Rome, chiesa di Santa Maria in Aracoeli
  • Ciclo della Vita di San Paolo (Circle of Life of Saint Paul) (1585 - 1590) Rome, Santa Maria in Aracoeli
  • Ciclo della vita di san Filippo Neri (Circle of Life of Saint Philip of Neri) (1596 - 1599) Santa Maria in Vallicella church
  • Santa Domitilla con i santi Nereo ed Achille (Saint Domitilla with Saints Nereus and Achilles) (1599) Rome, Santi Nereo e Achilleo church
  • Battesimo di Costantino (Baptism of Constantine (the Great)) (1600), Rome, San Giovanni in Laterano
  • Eterno Benedicente, Rome, Chapel of the Sacraments, San Giovanni in Laterano
  • Ritratto di San Simone (Portrait of Saint Simon) (1599), Rome
  • Madonna con Gesù bambino benedicente, 123 x 97 cm, 1600 circa, Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, Urbino
  • Madonna con Bambino, Sant'Agostino, Santa Maria Maddalena e angeli (Madonna and Child, Saint Augustine, Saint Mary Magdalene and the Angels), 253 x 166 cm, 1610-1615, Pinacoteca di Brera, Milano
  • The Presentation of the Temple, Recanati, San Vito church
  • Santa Chiara e Santa Margherita da Cortona (attribuito) (Saint Clare and Saint Margaret of Cortona), atrributed, Recanati, Cappuccini Church
  • Storie della vita della Madonna, (1606-1610) Loreto, Basilica della Santa Casa, Treasure Hall (Sala del Tesoro)
  • Frescoes at Basilica della Santa Casa in Loreto
  • Soffitto di Palazzo Gallo, Osimo, Palazzo Gallo.
  • San Giuseppe che libera le anime del Purgatorio, (attributed) Potenza Picena, communal gallery
  • Crocifissione, Potenza Picena, communal gallery
  • Madonna della Misericordia, San Severino Marche, Chiesa della Misericordia
  • Madonna del Carmelo, (attributed) Corridonia communal gallery
  • Madonna in trono con Bambino e Santi, (1595) (communal gallery) Mapello (BG), Carvisi-Cabanetti with Oratorio Maria Annunziata
  • Santi nursini, (early XVII century) Norcia, Concattedrale di Santa Maria Argentea[2]
  • Portrait of the Cardinal Antonio Maria Gallo, private collection

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pope Sylvester baptizes Constantine, Presently in San Giovanni Laterano
  2. ^ Romano Cordella, Norcia e territorio.

Bibliography[edit]

  • "Macerata e il suo territorio: la Pittura" by Giuseppe Vitalini Sacconi
  • Romano Cordella, "Norcia e territorio" (Norcia and the Surrounding Area).

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