St Francis cycle in the Sassetti Chapel
by Domenico GHIRLANDAIO

On each of the three walls of the Sassetti Chapel Ghirlandaio painted two scenes from the life of St Francis. The scenes are the Renunciation of Worldly Goods and the Stigmata of St Francis (on the left wall), the Test of Fire before the Sultan and the Obsequies of St Francis (on the right wall), the Confirmation of the Rule and the Resurrection of the Boy (on the rear wall above the altar).

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 33 minutes):
Michael Haydn: St Francis Mass


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Left wall of the Sassetti Chapel (detail)
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinità, Florence

800*1105
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196 Kb



Altar wall of the Sassetti Chapel (detail)
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinità, Florence

1052*1000
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233 Kb



Right wall of the Sassetti Chapel (detail)
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinità, Florence

800*1154
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199 Kb



Renunciation of Worldly Goods
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinità, Florence

1182*810
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188 Kb



Renunciation of Worldly Goods (detail)
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinità, Florence

876*950
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185 Kb



Renunciation of Worldly Goods (detail)
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinità, Florence

1190*800
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151 Kb



Stigmata of St Francis
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinità, Florence

944*650
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198 Kb



Stigmata of St Francis (detail)
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinità, Florence

965*950
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188 Kb



Stigmata of St Francis (detail)
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinità, Florence

893*870
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182 Kb



Trial by Fire before the Sultan
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinità, Florence

1135*850
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190 Kb



Obsequies of St Francis
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinità, Florence

1195*800
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166 Kb



Confirmation of the Rule
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinità, Florence

1123*780
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179 Kb



Confirmation of the Rule
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinità, Florence

986*1020
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212 Kb



Confirmation of the Rule (detail)
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinità, Florence

818*960
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180 Kb



Confirmation of the Rule (detail)
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinità, Florence

1074*850
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183 Kb



Confirmation of the Rule (detail)
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinità, Florence

813*1150
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159 Kb



Confirmation of the Rule (detail)
1482-85
Fresco
Santa Trinità, Florence

1098*1000
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172 Kb



Confirmation of the Rule (detail)
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinità, Florence

723*1100
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134 Kb



Confirmation of the Rule (detail)
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinità, Florence

1703*580
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180 Kb



Resurrection of the Boy
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinità, Florence

1418*690
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170 Kb



Resurrection of the Boy (detail)
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinità, Florence

932*1200
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204 Kb



Resurrection of the Boy (detail)
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinità, Florence

1028*930
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161 Kb



Resurrection of the Boy (detail)
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinità, Florence

1161*800
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144 Kb



Resurrection of the Boy (detail)
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinità, Florence

751*1070
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181 Kb



Resurrection of the Boy (detail)
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinità, Florence

700*1111
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157 Kb




Summary of works by Ghirlandaio
1. Early works (1471-73)
2. Stories of St Fina at San Gimignano (1473-75)
3. Frescoes in Florence and Rome (1480-84)
4. Last Supper scenes
5. Decoration of the Sassetti Chapel (1482-85)
6. Frescoes in the Tornabuoni Chapel (1486-89)
7. Panel paintings
8. Adoration of the Magi (1488)
9. Drawings