The frescoes (1428-31) by Masolino da Panicale (c. 1383 - c. 1447), in the Castiglioni Chapel of San Clemente, were commissioned by Cardinal Branda Castiglione, who was titular cardinal of the church from 1411 until 1431.
Above the entrance to the chapel is a beautiful image of the Annunciation and to the left, one of St Christopher. On the altar wall is the Crucifixion, while the left wall has scenes from the life of St Catherine of Alexandria. On the opposite wall are scenes from the life of St Ambrose.
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My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private and
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