This is Romulo Cincinato

By Gwylym Owen

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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.

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

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