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 7/8 in x 15 7/8 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 Michael, and its companion Saint Dominic nearby [see Related Artworks], are typical of Ghirlandaio's style in their honest detail, brilliant color, and charming linear energy. Saint Michael is armed against Satan, clothed in a dazzling coat of chain mail and holding a sword. In his other hand, he carries the scales with which he will weigh souls on the Judgment Day.