A Group of Four Poor Clares

Possibly from the Chapter House of S. Francesco, Siena, apparently from a large wall painting, perhaps of The Body of Saint Francis halted at S. Damiano, Assisi, and wept over by Saint Clare and her companions.

Ambrogio is recorded by Ghiberti and other writers as having painted frescoes in the cloister of the convent.

His brother, Pietro Lorenzetti, also contributed to the decorations.

Key facts

Artist dates
active 1319; died 1348/9
Full title
A Group of Four Poor Clares
Date made
possibly about 1336-40
Medium and support
Fresco with areas of secco
70.4 x 63.4 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1878
Inventory number
Location in Gallery