CIRCIGNANI Niccolo (b. 1517/24, Pomarance, d. 1596, Citta di Pieve) Nationality : Italian
Niccolo Circignani (also Niccolo Pomarancio), Italian painter. He may have been a pupil of Daniele da Volterra and later of Santi di Tito. In 1564 he was in Rome working on frescoes of Old Testament narratives in the Sala Grande of the Vatican Belvedere. Next, in Perugia, he formed a partnership with Hendrick van den Broeck and in 1565 replaced him in the painting of frescoes (destroyed) for Orvieto Cathedral. His paintings of this period including the frescoes in the church of the Maesta delle Volte, Perugia, the Resurrection (Mongiovino, Sanctuary) and the Annunciation (Citta di Castello, Pinacoteca Comunale) are strongly influenced by late Florentine and Roman Mannerism.