(b. 1280/85, Siena, d. 1344, Avignon)

Dream of St Martin (detail)

Fresco, 85 x 70 cm (size of detail)
Cappella di San Martino, Lower Church, San Francesco, Assisi

Martin is sleeping under a blanket of typically Sienese fabric and Simone's realism is evident from one detail in particular: the border of the white sheet and the pillow are decorated with an embroidery called "drawn-thread" work, very fashionable at the time.