Bartolomeo Carducci (1560 – 14 November 1608) was an
Italian painter, better known as Carducho, the Spanish corruption of his Italian patronymic.
He was born in
Florence, where he studied
Bartolomeo Ammanati, and painting under
Federico Zuccari. He assisted Zuccari and
Giorgio Vasari in the decoration of the cupola of the
Duomo of Florence. The latter master he accompanied to
Madrid, where he painted the ceiling of the
Escorial library, assisting also in the production of the
frescos that adorn the cloisters of that noted palace.
 His brother,
Vincenzo Carducci also aided in the work, and succeeded him as chief painter to King
Philip III of Spain.
He died in
Spain, where most of his works are to be found. Among the most celebrated of them is a Descent from the Cross, in the church of San Felipe el Real, in Madrid
 (now in the
Museo del Prado). Among his pupils was