The wonderful frescoes in the Sala Grande of Palazzo Ricci-Sacchetti were commissioned by Cardinal Giovanni Ricci and executed by the Florentine painter Francesco Salviati (1510-63).
The frescoes, which were painted between 1553 and 1556, illustrate scenes from the life of King David.
The Sala Grande is also known as the Sala dei Mappamondi, on account of the two globes that are on display there.
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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