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

Crucifixion and Saints (detail)

Convento di San Marco, Florence

The detail represents St Benedict.

The main wall of the Chapter Room of the Convent is occupied by a large fresco showing the Crucifixion and saints. The original blue of the background has gone and the red which remaines accentuates the solitary figures which stand out dramatically. The large fresco is in the form of a lunette, with life-size figures. Below, on the right there are eleven saints, one of them St Benedict.