The work, originally hailing from the Church of San Francesco, was painted in 1487 and can now be found in the Room of the Sisters’ Choir in the Pinacoteca di Castiglion Fiorentino art gallery.
The scene is set in the mountains. Indeed, we can see the Monte della Verna, where the miracle took place. In the centre, we see Saint Francis receiving the stigmata with the brother Leone in disbelief. In the background, the scenery, vegetation and animals are lit with a miraculous light. This is Bartolomeo della Gatta’s most important work, a summary of different cultures that blend Florentine naturalism, the volumes of Piero della Francesca and the attention to detail typical of Flemish artists.