St Francis cycle in the Sassetti Chapel
by Domenico GHIRLANDAIO

On each of the three walls of the Sassetti Chapel Ghirlandaio painted two scenes from the life of St Francis. The scenes are the Renunciation of Worldly Goods and the Stigmata of St Francis (on the left wall), the Test of Fire before the Sultan and the Obsequies of St Francis (on the right wall), the Confirmation of the Rule and the Resurrection of the Boy (on the rear wall above the altar).


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Left wall of the Sassetti Chapel (detail)
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinita, Florence


Altar wall of the Sassetti Chapel (detail)
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinita, Florence


Right wall of the Sassetti Chapel (detail)
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinita, Florence


Renunciation of Worldly Goods
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinita, Florence


Renunciation of Worldly Goods (detail)
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinita, Florence


Renunciation of Worldly Goods (detail)
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinita, Florence


Stigmata of St Francis
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinita, Florence


Stigmata of St Francis (detail)
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinita, Florence


Stigmata of St Francis (detail)
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinita, Florence


Trial by Fire before the Sultan
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinita, Florence


Obsequies of St Francis
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinita, Florence


Confirmation of the Rule
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinita, Florence


Confirmation of the Rule
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinita, Florence


Confirmation of the Rule (detail)
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinita, Florence


Confirmation of the Rule (detail)
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinita, Florence


Confirmation of the Rule (detail)
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinita, Florence


Confirmation of the Rule (detail)
1482-85
Fresco
Santa Trinita, Florence


Confirmation of the Rule (detail)
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinita, Florence


Confirmation of the Rule (detail)
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinita, Florence


Resurrection of the Boy
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinita, Florence


Resurrection of the Boy (detail)
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinita, Florence


Resurrection of the Boy (detail)
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinita, Florence


Resurrection of the Boy (detail)
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinita, Florence


Resurrection of the Boy (detail)
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinita, Florence


Resurrection of the Boy (detail)
1483-85
Fresco
Santa Trinita, Florence



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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