(b. 1449, Firenze, d. 1494, Firenze)

Vaulting of the Chapel of St Fina

Collegiata, San Gimignano

In addition to the two large pictures on the side walls, the painted decor of the Chapel of St Fina includes six large prophets in the spandrels, the four evangelists in the tondi of the vaulting, and in the lunettes at the level of the round window the four Latin Church fathers, and the city patrons, Gimignano and Nicholas of Bari. Earlier these paintings were attributed to Bastiano Mainardi, who was born in SanGimignano and is considered Ghirlandaio's most important pupil. However, now it is thought that it was Ghirlandaio himself who planned the painting of the vaulting and the spandrels and executed some of it himself.

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