Bartolomeo Cavarozzi

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The Supper at Emmaus, attributed to Bartolomeo Cavarozzi (c. 1615–25)
Sacrifice of Isaac. Bartolomeo Cavarozzi, Caravaggio (c. 1603)

Bartolomeo Cavarozzi (15 February 1587 – 21 September 1625)[1] was an Italian caravaggisti painter of the Baroque period active in Spain, alongside his master Giovanni Battista Crescenzi.


Bartolomeo Cavarozzi was born at Viterbo, he traveled to Spain with his teacher to help paint and build the Pantheon at the Escorial. He adopted the style of Cristofano Roncalli. He painted a St Ursula and Her Companions with Pope Ciriacus and St Catherine of Alexandria (1608) for the Confraternità delle Sante Orsola e Caterina. He died in Rome.[2]

Other sources attribute his training to Guercino, and indicate that he was active in the town of Viterbo, painting the Visitation (1622) for the Chapel of the Palazzo Pubblico, Saint Isidore for the Chiesa Collegiata di Sant'Angelo in Spata; a San Silvestro for the Church of the Confraternity of Jesus; a St Phillip Apostle for the Church of San Pietro del Castagno; a St Benedict for the lateral door of the Church of Monasterio della Duchessa; a Presentation at the Temple for the Church of the College of Doctors, and also painted a canvas for the Chapel of the Calabresi family in the church of Sant'Ignazio. A contemporary from Viterbo, Filippo Caparozzi, was a disciple of Giuseppe d'Arpino.[3]


Virgin and Child with Angels, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Aminta's Lament


  1. ^ Francucci, Massimo (2012). "Biographies of Artists". In Rossella Vodret. Caravaggio's Rome: 1600-1630. Milan: Skira Editore S.p.A. p. 356. ISBN 9788857213873. 
  2. ^ Schleier, Erich (1985). The Age of Caravaggio. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art. pp. 126–128. ISBN 9780870993800. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Brevi Notizie della città di Viterbo e degli uomini illustri dalla medesima; by Gaetano Coretini, Stamperia di San Michele a Ripa Grande, presso Paolo Giunchi, Rome; (1774); page 130.


  • Stirling-Maxwell, William (1891). Annals of the Artists of Spain (Volume II). 14 King William St. #4, Strand, London; Original from Fogg Library, Digitized June 22, 2007: John C. Nimmo. p. 562. 
  • Pérez Sánchez, Alfonso E. Borgianni, Cavarozzi y Nardi en España, Madrid, Instituto Diego Velázquez, CSIC, 1964, p. 22
  • Daniele Sanguineti Bartolomeo Cavarozzi: sacre famiglie a confronto, Ed. Skira (2005)
  • Marieke von Bernstorff. Kunstbetrieb und Malerei im frühen 17. Jahrhundert. Der Fall Giovan Battista Crescenzi und Bartolomeo Cavarozzi. (Roman studies at the Hertziana Library, Volume 28), Munich, 2010

External links

  • A Caravaggio Rediscovered, The Lute Player, an exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (fully available online as PDF), which contains material on Cavarozzi (see cat. no. 12)
  • Bartolomeo Cavarozzi at the Museo del Prado online encyclopedia (in Spanish)
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