A native of Florence, Jacopino del Conte was born the same year as another Florentine master Cecchino del Salviati (whom Conte outlived by 35 years) and, like Salviati and a number of other painters, he initially apprenticed with the influential painter and draftsman Andrea del Sarto.
Conte's first frescoes, including Annunciation to Zachariah (1536), Preaching of Saint John the Baptist (1538), and Baptism of Christ (1541) were in the Florentine-supported Oratory of San Giovanni Decollato, in Rome. The Preaching fresco was based on a drawing by Perin del Vaga. In 1547–48, in collaboration with Siciolante da Sermoneta, Conte completed the fresco decoration of the chapel of San Remigio in San Luigi dei Francesi. In 1552, he painted another work for the San Giovanni Decollato Oratory, the altarpiece Deposition, whose designs are sometimes attributed to Daniele da Volterra.
Although the specific dates of his birth and death were not documented, in his final year Jacopino del Conte would have been 89 years old.
- Freedberg, Sydney J. (1993). Pelican History of Art (ed.). Painting in Italy, 1500-1600. Penguin Books Ltd. pp. 442–444.
- Italian Paintings: Florentine School, a collection catalog containing information about the artist and their works (see pages: 203-204)
- Image of Madonna and Child with Saint Elizabeth and Saint John the Baptist (1535), by Conte at National Gallery, Washington D.C.
- Image of The Virgin and Child with St Elizabeth and the infant Baptist, by Conte at The Fitzwilliam Museum in UK