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Giovanni da San Giovanni a Volterra: un nuovo affresco e alcune considerazioni

Alessandro Grassi

 

Recent restorations in the cathedral of Volterra have brought to light some fragmentary frescoes in the right transept, referable to a decoration carried out between 1621 and 1622, in occasion of the consecration of the chapel of San Carlo. Some stylistic comparisons make it possible to attribute the ornamental and architectural part to the Florentine workshop of Michelangelo Cinganelli, who was very active for the Medici court, and the figurative compartment with the Creation of Eve to Giovanni da San Giovanni who at the same time was painting the Inghirami chapel in the left transept, before settling for a few years in Rome.