Benedetto

Bonfigli

Artistic period 1451 to 1500

Nationality

Italian

Birth

ca. 1420 (Perugia)

Death

1496 (Perugia)

Biography

Benedetto Bonfigli (* around 1420 in Perugia; † 8 July 1496 in Perugia) was an Umbrian painter.

Bonfigli, whose youth is unknown, was commissioned in 1454 to decorate the Cappella dei Priori in Perugia with frescoes depicting scenes from the life of Saint Louis and Saint Hercules. After completion, Fra Filippo Lippi praised his work in an expert opinion.

From 1464 to 1468 he worked on a triptych, Mary and Four Saints, in Perugia.

Together with Bartolomeo Caporali he painted on some of the many flag pictures to implore the help of the Madonna against the plague.