(b. 1449, Firenze, d. 1494, Firenze)

St Barbara Crushing her Infidel Father, with a Kneeling Donor

c. 1473
Panel, 68 x 47 cm
Private collection

This painting is probably the earliest panel painting by Ghirlandaio. There is a close formal connection between this panel and Ghirlandaio's frescoed St Barbara in the church of Sant'Andrea, Cercina, which is considered by most recent scholars to be among his earliest extant works.