The initial design of the small church of Sant' Eligio degli Orefici has been attributed to Raphael (1483-1520). It was not completed until long after Raphael's death by Baldassare Peruzzi (1481-1536) and others.
The church was commissioned by the Guild of Goldsmiths (Università e Nobil Collegio degli Orefici) and dedicated to their patron saint, St Eligius, whose feast day is celebrated on December 1st.
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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
small-group walking tours
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