GOZZOLI, Benozzo
(b. ca. 1420, Firenze, d. 1497, Pistoia)

Scenes from the Life of St Francis (detail of scene 7, south wall)

Apsidal chapel, San Francesco, Montefalco

On the right of scene 7 the blessing of Montefalco is visible, which is derived from local tradition and is not mentioned in any legend about St Francis. The man kneeling in front of St Francis and wearing a cap with the inscription M. MARCUS could be "Master Marcus". The second Franciscan monk is Fra Jacopo who commissioned the work. The other people are presumably members of the Calvi family, which during the 15th century made several donations to the church of San Francesco in Montefalco.