Romulo Cincinato

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Romulo Cincinato, The Martyrdom of St Maurice, 1583, Oil on canvas, 540 x 288 cm, Monasterio de San Lorenzo, El Escorial, Spain

Romulo Cincinato or Cincinnato (1502 – circa 1593) was an Italian painter of the Renaissance period, active in Spain after 1567. His two sons, Diego and Francisco Romulo were painters in Spain.[1]


Born in Florence, he was recruited by the Spanish Ambassador to the Holy See in Rome, and commended to Philip II, king of Spain. An altar-piece representing the Circumcision in the Jesuits' Church at Cuenca was his master-piece. He was accompanied by Patricio Caxes of Arezzo, who painted much in the Pardo. Cincinato also painted for the Escorial.[2]


  1. ^ Garollo, Gottardo (1907). Ulrico Hoepli, ed. Dizionario biografico universale. Editore Libraio della Real Casa, Milan. p. 534. 
  2. ^ Painting, Spanish and French, By Gerard William Smith, page 20
San Jerónimo by Romulo Cincinato