(b. 1503, Firenze, d. 1572, Firenze)

Vault decoration

c. 1541
Cappella di Eleonora, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence

The represeented saints on the vault of the Cappella di Eleonora are Michael, Francis, John the Evangelist, and Jerome.

Eleonora saw her chapel as a place to escape the activity of daily life and retreat into prayer. Three saints depicted in the ceiling fresco also withdrew into isolation in order to encounter God: Francis is shown receiving the stigmata; Jerome is reenacting the Passion as a penitent; and John is on Patmos experiencing his vision of the Apocalypse.