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

Assumption of the Virgin

Transferred fresco
Biblioteca Comunale, Castelfiorentino

The composition of the right wall painting of the Shrine of the Madonna della Tosse precisely repeats the construction of the scene on the left wall: the catafalque and the empty sarcophagus correspond to each other, as do the strip of landscape used to separate the earthly and heavenly spheres. As in earlier examples, Benozzo Gozzoli has combined the Assumption with a depiction of Mary lowering her girdle.