Girolamo Marchesi was born in Cotignola around 1470 and died in Rome probably around 1540. He was a painter.

Girolamo, who’s usually known as “il Cotignola”, started his career in Romagna, in the workshop of Francesco and Bernardino Zaganelli, and then was close to some Bolognese painters.

After travelling to Rome and Naples to study art, his paintings started to acquire the innovative style of Raffaello. His most important pieces of this latest period are kept in several international museums, in Bologna, Milan, San Marino and Budapest.

The church of San Francesco, in Cotignola, hosts a painting by Marchesi depicting a “Pietà”.

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