(b. ca. 1400, Vicchio nell Mugello, d. 1455, Roma)
St Lawrence Distributing Alms1447-49
Fresco, 271 x 205 cm
Cappella Niccolina, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican
Fra Angelico's delicate vision appears to have been a bit overwhelmed by the vastness and imposing scale of Rome and its monuments. In order to become more consistent with the most modern style that was then the vogue in Rome, Fra Angelico attempted to imbue his scenes with Roman monumental classicism.
This fresco was erraneously attributed to Benozzo Gozzoli. However, it is a work by Fra Angelico with coworkers.