Benozzo Gozzoli is one of the great protagonists of the Italian Renaissance painting.
He was born in Florence around 1420 and was a pupil of Lorenzo Ghiberti as well as Beato Angelico with whom he cooperated to create different artworks in the Vatican. Later he moved to Umbria, where, together with his master, he started to fresco two vaults in the Saint Brizio's Chapel inside the Orvieto's Cathedral. About half a century later the chapel was completed by the superb hand of Luca Signorelli.
In recent years the painting cycle discovered in the crypts of the Città della Pieve’s Cathedral has also been attributed to Benozzo Gozzoli; it seems that the artist used here a cardboard (preparatory drawing) already adopted in Orvieto and for that reason this cycle is placed chronologically around 1449.