MASOLINO da Panicale
(b. 1383, Panicale, d. 1447, Firenze)

Scenes from the Life of St Ambrose (right wall)

1425-31
Fresco
Castiglione Chapel, San Clemente, Rome

The right-hand wall of the Castiglione Chapel presents scenes from the life of St Ambrose. It is assumed that it was the donor, Cardinal Branda Castiglione who chose to include the Ambrose legend into the decoration of the chapel. He especially revered the Church father and patron saint of Milan.

The scenes represented are the following: in the lunette, left, the Miracle of the Bees; right: Ambrose Elected Bishop of Milan; lower register: the Rich Man's House Swallowwed Up by the Earth; St Ambrose's Study; Death of St Ambrose.




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