Ghirlandaio, Tornabuoni Chapel, 1485-90

Domenico Ghirlandaio, Expulsion of Joachim. 1485-1490. Tornabuoni Chapel, Florence.

This fresco was painted for the Tornabuoni Chapel in Santa Maria Novella. The Tornabuoni family became a part of the Medici family when Lucrezia married Piero de Medici. In the left hand group is Lorenzo Tornabuoni, eldest son of Giovanni Tornabuoni and cousin to Lorenzo de Medici (Davies, 109), and Piero de Medici. On the right side stands Ghirlandaio himself as a young man without a hat and long dark hair. The artist is surrounded by members of his own family.


Ady, Julia Mary Cartwright. The Painters of Florence from the 13th to the 16th Century. London: John Murray, 1906.

Davies, Gerald S. Ghirlandaio. London: Methuen and Co., 1908.

Layard, Austen Henry. Domenico Ghirlandaio and his Fresco of the Death of S. Francis. London: Arundel Society, 1860.

1 Response to Ghirlandaio, Tornabuoni Chapel, 1485-90

  1. Mark Danford says:

    Are you suggesting one of the portraits represent Lorenzo di Piero de Medici or his son Piero?

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