MASOLINO da Panicale
(b. 1383, Panicale, d. 1447, Firenze)
Crucifixion (altar wall)1425-31
Castiglione Chapel, San Clemente, Rome
The end wall of the chapel is filled with a multifigured Crucifixion that was originally backed by an expansive, hilly landscape. Only fragments of the background survive. Unlike the legends of the saints on the side walls, which are parceled out into various smaller panels in two registers, Christ's agony takes up the entire available space.