(b. 1477, Vercelli, d. 1549, Siena)
Life of St Benedict, Scene 31: Benedict Feeds the Monk1505-08
Abbazia, Monteoliveto Maggiore
Scene 31 of the cycle on the life of St Benedict depicts as Benedict is given an abundance of flour and feeds the monks.
Some scenes of the cycle depicts the range of tasks that had to be accomplished to maintain the monastery's self-sufficiency. We see the founder securing for the community the necessities of their existence: fresh spring water, or flour for bread.