(b. ca. 1400, Vicchio nell Mugello, d. 1455, Roma)

Virgin with Child and Four Saints (detail of the predella)

c. 1437
Tempera and gold on panel, 23 x 230cm (entire predella)
Museo Diocesano, Cortona

On the predella, beautifully painted in miniature, episodes from the life of St Dominic, and other images of saints and angels are represented.

The predella starts from the left with St Peter Martyr, followed by the scenes of Innocent III's dream of St Dominic holding up the falling church, the meeting of St Dominic and St Francis, then St Dominic receives the book and the stick by the Apostles Peter and Paul.