(b. ca. 1420, Firenze, d. 1497, Pistoia)
The Mocking of Christ (detail)1440-41
Convento di San Marco, Florence
This is a detail of The Mocking of Christ, a fresco on the wall of Cell 7 of the Convento di San Marco in Florence painted by Fra Angelico with the collaboration of Benozzo Gozzoli who was an apprentice in Fra Angelico's workshop.
Fra Angelico and his assistants were painting a small devotional fresco in each cell. The complete integration of the youthful Benozzo's artistic style with that of Fra Angelico has meant that it is only in recent times that it has been possible to identify with a fair degree of accuracy a variety of interventions by his hand, which were first limited to isolated figures or group of figures.