This is Bonaventura Berlinghieri

By Gwylym Owen

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Bonaventura Berlinghieri (fl. 1228–1274) was an Italian painter from Lucca, Italy, of the Gothic period. He was son of painter Berlinghiero Berlinghieri and brother of Barone and Marco Berlinghieri.

Bonaventura painted several panels and wall-paintings at Lucca, in 1235 and 1244. He is most famous for an altarpiece dedicated to the activity of Francis of Assisi. This altarpiece is painted in tempera upon wood panel in the Italo-Byzantine or maniera greca style. It depicts the stigmata as skillfully as several scenes from the saint’s life. This altarpiece is housed in the Church of San Francesco of Pescia where it can be seen today.

The Via B. Berlinghieri in Lucca is named after the family.

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