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SOME OBSERVATIONS ON “MICHELE GRECHI LUCCHESE” PAINTER AND ENGRAVER

 

Ilaria Taddeo

 

The essay analyzes two decorations made by the Lucchese artist Michele Grechi in mid-Sixteenth-century Rome. The publication of the artist’s previously unpublished will provides the opportunity to better reconsider an often-stated but unconfirmed attribution to Michele Grechi of a painted frieze in the first room of Clement VII in Castel Sant’Angelo (1533). The evaluation of Michele Grechi’s artistic models is further discussed through the analysis of the decoration of the Guidiccioni Chapel in the Church of Santo Spirito in Sassia (1550-1552), which, as far as it is known, is the only work that can be certainly attributed to the artist’s design.