This is Giovanni de’ Vecchi

By Gwylym Owen

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Giovanni de’ Vecchi (1536, Sansepolcro – 1614) was an Italian painter of the Renaissance period.

Born in Borgo San Sepolcro, He first apprenticed when the painter Raffaello del Colle, then taking into account Taddeo Zuccari, whom he assisted in the interior enhancement of the Villa Farnese at Caprarola, a major act out in the Mannerist aesthetics. He plus has paintings of the Life of St. Jerome in Ara Coeli which he painted for the Delfin family, and in In the cupola of the Gesu, he painted the four doctors of the church (Gregory, Ambrose, Jerome, and Augustine). The mosaics for the tribune of St. Peter’s basilica next St. John and St. Luke are based upon his cartoons. He with contributed to the frescoes in the Roman Oratorio del Santissimo Crocifisso.

One of his pupils was Cesare Torelli Romano.

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