Girolamo Siciolante da Sermoneta
Girolamo Siciolante da Sermoneta (1521 - c. 1580) was an Italian
Italy , officially the Italian Republic languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Italy's official name is as follows:;;;;;;;;), is a unitary parliamentary republic in South-Central Europe. To the north it borders France, Switzerland, Austria and...

Mannerism is a period of European art that emerged from the later years of the Italian High Renaissance around 1520. It lasted until about 1580 in Italy, when a more Baroque style began to replace it, but Northern Mannerism continued into the early 17th century throughout much of Europe...

 painter active in Rome in the mid 16th century.

Native to Sermoneta
Sermoneta is a hill town and comune in the province of Latina , central Italy.It is a walled hill town, with a 13th-century Romanesque cathedral called Cathedral of S. Maria Assunta and a massive castle, built by the Caetani family. The Cistercian Valvisciolo Abbey is located nearby...

, he was reputed to have been a pupil of Leonardo da Pistoia
Leonardo da Pistoia
Leonardo Grazia or Leonardo da Pistoia was an Italian painter of the Renaissance period. Born in Pistoia in Tuscany, he died in Naples. Pistoia worked early on in Rome, and moved to Naples to work under Gianfrancesco Penni, also known as il Fattore...

. His first known work is an altarpiece once in the Valvisciolo Abbey
Valvisciolo Abbey
Valvisciolo Abbey is a Cistercian monastery in the province of Latina, central Italy, near the towns of Sermoneta and Ninfa.It is an example of rigorous Romanesque-Cistercian architecture, considered a masterpiece of that style in central Italy second only to the nearby Fossanova...

, now in Palazzo Caetani in Rome
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. In Piacenza he painted a Holy Family with Saint Michael (1545-1546). In 1548, he painted a Madonna with Six Saints for San Martino Maggiore in Bologna
Bologna is the capital city of Emilia-Romagna, in the Po Valley of Northern Italy. The city lies between the Po River and the Apennine Mountains, more specifically, between the Reno River and the Savena River. Bologna is a lively and cosmopolitan Italian college city, with spectacular history,...

. In 1548-1549 In collaboration with Jacopino del Conte
Jacopino del Conte
Jacopino del Conte was an Italian Mannerist painter, active in both Rome and Florence.A native of Florence, Jacopino del Conte was born the same year as another Florentine master Cecchino del Salviati and, like Salviati and a number of other painters, he initially apprenticed with the influential...

, he completed the Raphael
Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino , better known simply as Raphael, was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance. His work is admired for its clarity of form and ease of composition and for its visual achievement of the Neoplatonic ideal of human grandeur...

esque style frescoes depicting the Baptism of Clovis in the Remigius chapel of the church of San Luigi dei Francesi
San Luigi dei Francesi
The Church of St. Louis of the French is a Roman Catholic minor basilica and titular church in Rome, not far from Piazza Navona. The church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, to St. Denis the Areopagite and St. Louis IX, king of France...

, which had been left unfinished by Perin del Vaga
Perin del Vaga
Perino del Vaga was an Italian painter of the Late Renaissance/Mannerism.-Biography:...

. In the 1560s, he painted a Life of the Virgin
Life of the Virgin
The Life of the Virgin, showing narrative scenes from the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus, is a common subject for pictorial cycles in Christian art, often complementing, or forming part of, a cycle on the Life of Christ. In both cases the number of scenes shown varies greatly with the space...

for San Tommaso dei Cenci and a Crucifixion for San Giovanni in Laterano, both in Rome.

He was one of many Mannerist contributors to the Sala Regia of the Palazzo Quirinale. Also in Rome, he painted a Transfiguration for Santa Maria in Aracoeli
Santa Maria in Aracoeli
The Basilica of St. Mary of the Altar of Heaven is a titular basilica in Rome, located on the highest summit of the Campidoglio. It is still the designated Church of the city council of Rome, which uses the ancient title of Senatus Populusque Romanus...

; a Nativity for Santa Maria della Pace
Santa Maria della Pace
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; and a Martyrdom of Saint Catherine for Santa Maria Maggiore in 1568. He painted a Virgin entroned with saints for the church of San Bartolomeo at Ancona
Ancona is a city and a seaport in the Marche region, in central Italy, with a population of 101,909 . Ancona is the capital of the province of Ancona and of the region....


He painted a series of highly ornate frescoes for the Palazzo Baronale at Cisterna di Latina (destroyed during World War II).
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