GIOTTO di Bondone
(b. 1267, Vespignano, d. 1337, Firenze)
Legend of St Francis: 21. Apparition to Fra Agostino and to Bishop Guido of Arezzo1300
Fresco, 270 x 230 cm
Upper Church, San Francesco, Assisi
This is the twenty-first of the twenty-eight scenes (twenty-five of which were painted by Giotto) of the Legend of Saint Francis.
Giotto's authorship of some parts of the last scenes is often questioned, and in the case of those in the last bay (after No. 25, usually attributed to the St Cecilia Master) denied completely.
This rather damaged scene was executed mainly by assistants.