Sassetti Chapel

chapel, Florence, Italy

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  • The Birth of the Virgin, fresco by Domenico Ghirlandaio, 1486–90; in the choir of Santa Maria Novella, Florence.
    In Domenico Ghirlandaio

    …earlier was executed for the Sassetti Chapel in Santa Trinita in Florence. Commissioned by Francesco Sassetti, an agent of the Medici bank, they were painted between about 1482 and 1485. The six main frescoes represent scenes from the life of St. Francis of Assisi, Sassetti’s patron saint. Once more, the…

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