Pomarancio (1552-1626) (Cristoforo Roncalli)

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Cristoforo Roncalli, named Pomarancio, Italian painter, was born in Pomarance, Pisa in 1552 and died in Rome in 1626. He was a pupil of N.Circignani, and collaborated with him on decoration of the Logge and Torre dei Venti in Vatican. Pomarancio was active in Rome, where worked in Sala Vecchia, Quirinale (1583-1585); St John Lateran; Palazzo Crescenzi; and also in Loreto, Florence and Siena. His paintings are characterized by the evident contrast of colors and mannerist schemes.

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