Cesi, Bartolommeo an eminent Italian painter, was born at Bologna in 1556, and studied under Gio. Francesco Bezzi, but afterwards adopted the style of Pellegrino Tibaldi. His works are quite numerous at Bologna. The principal are in San Giacomo Maggiore, The Virgin and Infant in the Clouds, with a Glory of Angels; also St. John; St. Francis; St. Benedict; in San Martino, The Crucifixion; in San Domenico, The Adoration of the Magi, and The Descent of the Holy Ghost; in the Certosa are his fine pictures of Christ Praying in the Garden, and The Descent from the Cross. He died in 1629. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Générale, s.v.