Collection: Sts. Nicholas of Tolentino, Roch, Sebastian, Bernardino of Siena, with Kneeling Donors

ARTIST: Museum Religious Art Classics


Artist: Benozzo Gozzoli – c. 1610

The four saints appear in this panel as intercessors on behalf of the town seen in the distance against the ravages of the plague (symbolized by the spear-carrying angels). The town cannot be identified with certainty, yet the fact that the patron was Pisan (as evidenced by the inscription), and the presence of Saint Nicholas of Tolentino, who was particularly venerated in Pisa, would tend to suggest Pisa as the city represented.

St. Nicholas’ feast day is September 10