This work is on view.
attributed to Domenico Ghirlandaio (Italian, 1449-1494)
High Renaissance (late 15th-1520s)
tempera on wood
- Dimensions (H x W x D)
31 in x 15 in
- Collection Area
- Object Type
- Credit Line
Gift of The Samuel H. Kress Foundation
- Accession Number
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.