(b. ca. 1400, Vicchio nell Mugello, d. 1455, Roma)
Crucifixion with the Virgin, Mary Magdalene and St Dominic (Cell 25)1441-42
Fresco, 176 x 136 cm
Convento di San Marco, Florence
This is the fresco on the wall of Cell 25 of the Convento di San Marco in Florence.
Over the course of the commission for decoration of the dormitory, Fra Angelico's direct participation in painting the frescoes seems to have diminished, while that of Benozzo Gozzoli and his other assistants increased. This is especially evident in the images of the Crucifixion with St Dominic in the novices' cells 17 an 20 of the south corridor, which seem to have been painted almost entirely by Benozzo Gozzoli. Other artists seem to have executed several frescoes along the east corridor, as suggested by the somewhat awkward postures and gestures of the figures, the unmodulated contours and flat colours. An example of these can be seen in Cell 25.