DOMENICO DI BARTOLO
(b. ca. 1400, Asciano, d. ca. 1447, Siena)

View of the Pellegrinaio

1440-44
Fresco
Pellegrinaio, Spedale di Santa Maria della Scala, Siena

This picture presents a view of the Pellegrinaio, seen from the north (entry) wall. On the left the east wall can be seen. The first compartment in the picture (the 2nd bay on the east wall) shows the Vision of St Sorore by Vecchietta.

Domenico di Bartolo's major surviving achievement is his participation in a series of frescoes in the Pellegrinaio, the hall for pilgrims at Siena's Hospital of Santa Maria della Scala. In the six bays of the hall, two frescoes on the east wall (The Enlargement of the Hospital; Extension of Privileges by Celestine III), and four on the west wall (Feeding of the Poor; Raising and Marrying of Orphans; Reception of Pilgrims and Distribution of Alms; Caring for the Sick) were executed by Domenico di Bartolo.




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