GOZZOLI, Benozzo
(b. ca. 1420, Firenze, d. 1497, Pistoia)

Blessing of the Faithful at Hippo (scene 14, north wall)

Fresco, width 440 cm
Apsidal chapel, Sant'Agostino, San Gimignano

The next picture occupies the lunette field on the north wall and is as wide as the two pictures beneath it put together. The badly damaged fresco shows the Blessing of the Faithful at Hippo.

In a perspectively constructed church interior St Augustine is blessing the faithful of Hippo kneeling on the left side. On the severely damaged right side, he can still be recognized by his bishop's miter. The church interior contains numerous references to known works of art from the Early Renaissance. For example, on the door lunette on the left edge of the picture there is a terracotta group in the style of Luca della Robbia.

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