The small Oratorio di San Giovanni Decollato (Oratory of St John the Beheaded), one of Rome's many hidden secrets, is decorated with a series of frescoes (1538-41) depicting scenes from the life of St John the Baptist.
The frescoes are mostly the work of two Florentine artists: Jacopino del Conte (1510-98), who also painted the altarpiece of the Deposition of Christ, and Francesco Salviati (1510-63).
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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