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Saint Dominic

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attributed to Domenico Ghirlandaio, Saint Dominic, 1480/1485, tempera on wood, Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, public domain, 61.56

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Title

Saint Dominic

Artist

attributed to Domenico Ghirlandaio (Italian, 1449-1494)

Date

1480/1485

Period

High Renaissance (late 15th-1520s)

Medium

tempera on wood

Dimensions (H x W x D)

31 in x 15 in

Collection Area

European Art

Category

Paintings

Object Type

painting

Culture

Italian

Credit Line

Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Accession Number

61.56

Copyright

public domain

Terms

flowers

habits

lily

paintings

Saint Dominic

saints

Samuel H. Kress Foundation

tempera

wood

Location

Belluschi Building

Ayer Wing

2nd Floor

Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery

Description

Domenico Ghirlandaio was one of the leading artists of late fifteenth-century Florence. His highly successful studio employed a number of assistants, including Michelangelo as well as Francesco Granacci and Guiliano Bugiardini, both of whom are represented in this gallery.

Saint Dominic and its companion Saint Michael nearby [see Related Artworks], are typical of Ghirlandaio's style in their honest detail, brilliant color, and charming linear energy. In contrast to the idealized beauty of the archangel Michael, Saint Dominic is more human in character and depicted with individualized features and greater attention to anatomy. Wearing the habit of his order, Saint Dominic holds a lily for purity and a book, symbolizing his love of learning.

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