(b. 1472, Firenze, d. 1517, Pian' di Mugnone)
Vision of St Bernard with Sts Benedict and John the Evangelist (detail)1504
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
The detail shows the kneeleing figure of St Bernard. In the immediate foreground is a trompe l'oeil picture, made more convincing by the open book which leans against it. It is a motif worthy of Fra Bartolomeo's predecessor at the Dominican convent of San Marco, Fra Angelico.