LORENZETTI, Ambrogio
(b. ca. 1290, Siena, d. 1348, Siena)

Pope Boniface VIII receiving St Louis of Toulouse as a Novice

1324-27
Fresco
San Francesco, Siena

This fresco is one of the four main scenes in the Chapter House of San Francesco, Siena. The scenes were, as described in 1855: the Crucifixion and the Resurrected Christ by Pietro Lorenzetti on the end wall, and Pope Boniface VIII receiving St Louis of Toulouse as a Novice and the Martyrdom of the Franciscans by Ambrogio Lorenzetti.

Most of the decoration were destroyed, this part was recovered and transferred to a chapel of the church in 1857. However, the painting is damaged and the colours survived only at the upper part.