Early works (1471-73)
by Domenico GHIRLANDAIO

Ghirlandaio began work in country churches in the immediate vicinity of Florence, at Cercina and Brozzi, His guardians were the Vespucci, the most important family in his neighbourhood, whose most illustrious member was Amerigo, the great explorer. This family commissioned Ghirlandaio in 1471 to decorate their mortuary chapel in the church of Ognissanti in Florence. He devoted himself fully to painting in San Gimignano. (See in the next section.)

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Apse fresco
c. 1471
Fresco
Parish Church of Sant'Andrea, Cercina


St Barbara
c. 1471
Fresco
Parish Church of Sant'Andrea, Cercina


St Jerome
c. 1471
Fresco
Parish Church of Sant'Andrea, Cercina


St Antony
c. 1471
Fresco
Parish Church of Sant'Andrea, Cercina


Madonna of Mercy and Lamentation
c. 1472
Fresco
Ognissanti, Florence


Madonna of Mercy
c. 1472
Fresco
Ognissanti, Florence


Lamentation over the Dead Christ
c. 1472
Fresco
Ognissanti, Florence


Madonna and Child with St Sebastian and St Julian
c. 1473
Fresco
Sant'Andrea a Brozzi, San Donnino


Baptism of Christ
c. 1473
Fresco
Sant'Andrea a Brozzi, San Donnino


St Barbara Crushing her Infidel Father, with a Kneeling Donor
c. 1473
Panel, 68 x 47 cm
Private collection


Madonna and Child
1470-75
Tempera on panel, 71 x 49 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington



Summary of works by Ghirlandaio
1. Early works (1471-73)
2. Stories of St Fina at San Gimignano (1473-75)
3. Frescoes in Florence and Rome (1480-84)
4. Last Supper scenes
5. Decoration of the Sassetti Chapel (1482-85)
6. Frescoes in the Tornabuoni Chapel (1486-89)
7. Panel paintings
8. Adoration of the Magi (1488)
9. Drawings



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