Palombo, Bartolomeo

Palombo, Bartolomeo an Italian painter, was born at Rome about 1610, and studied under Pietro da Cortona. Palombo is highly commended by Orlandi; and Lanzi says he was one of Cortona's best scholars. There are only two pictures by him at Rome — an altarpiece in the church of S. Giuseppe, and another of S. Maria Madalena de' Paggi, now placed in the church of S. Martino a' Monti. These works are well designed, strong in coloring, excellent in chiaroscuro, and the figures are extremely graceful. He probably painted much for the collections. He was living in 1666.

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