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

St Augustine's Vision of St Jerome (scene 16, east wall)

Apsidal chapel, Sant'Agostino, San Gimignano

The lunette field on the right shows St Augustine's Vision of St Jerome with the former depicted as a scholar. This type of depiction was based on late classical pictures of authors and became extremely important in the 15th century. It was used by famous masters such as Botticelli and Domenico Ghirlandaio for their paintings in the Ognissanti monastery in Florence.

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