The Hounds of Sant’ Agostino, San Gimignano


Sant’ Agostino is an Augustinian gothic chuch of San Gimignano, build between 1280 and 1298. The basilica is lavishly decorated with frescoes and altarpieces by Benozzo Gozzoli, Piero del Pollaiuolo, Benedetto da Maiano and Bartolo di Fredi.






References: Louise Bourdua and Anne Dunlop, Art and the Augustinian Order in Early Renaissance Italy, Aldershot, Ashgate, 2007.


Images: Benozzo Gozzoli, Saint Augustine Teaching in Rome, 1464-1465, fresco, Sant’ Agostino, San Gimignano.

Benozzo Gozzoli, detail from Saint Augustine Departing for Milan, 1464-1465, fresco, Sant’ Agostino, San Gimignano.

Benozzo Gozzoli, detail from Raphael and Tobias.1464-1465, fresco, Sant’ Agostino, San Gimignano.

Benozzo Gozzoli, detail from Tobias and the Fish, 1464-1465, fresco, Sant’ Agostino, San Gimignano.

Bartolo di Fredi, detail from The Birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, 13th century, fresco, Sant’ Agostino, San Gimignano.


Further Reading: Meredith J. Gill, Augustine in Italian Renaissance Art and Philosophy: From Petrarch to Michelangelo, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2005.


Posted by Samantha Hughes-Johnson

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