(b. 1445, Firenze, d. 1510, Firenze)

St Dominic

Tempera and oil on canvas transferred from panel, 45 x 26 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Botticelli presents here the founder of the Dominican order of monks in an iconographic manner that is rarely found: above the saint, whose hand is raised in a gesture of blessing, is a half-figure of Christ surrounded by angels heralding the Last Judgment.