Berlinghieri, Bonaventura

Berlinghieri, Bonaventura bô˝nävĕnto͞o´rä bĕr˝lĭng-gyā´rē [key], fl. 1235–44, Italian painter. Originally from Lucca, he was the most gifted of a family of Lombardian painters. His Scenes from the Life of St. Francis on the predella of the altar of San Francesco (Pescia) is the earliest known visual representation of St. Francis' life. Also noted are Scenes from the Life of St. Francis (Santa Croce, Florence) and St. Francis Receiving the Stigmata (Accademia, Florence).

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