Key to Umbria: Foligno

Andrea di Cagno, who is documented in Foligno from 1408, seems to have belonged to the workshop of Giovanni di Corraduccio.  His work is known from only a single documented but badly damaged fresco (1430) in Sant’ Agostino, Gualdo Cattaneo, which depicts the birth of the Virgin. 

Another document of 1446 (catalogued by Stefano Felicetti  reference below, as entry 21, p. 34) records that the priors had commissioned “pluras laborerias et picturas” (many works and pictures) from Andrea di Cagno for: the gates of Foligno; the houses that had belonged to Corrado Trinci; and Palazzo dei Priori.


Annunciation (ca. 1420)

This fresco, which is attributed to Andrea di Cagno, was painted in the piano nobile of Palazzo Cibo Nocchi.  It was detached and sold to the Commune in 1958, although the sinopie apparently still survives in the palace.  The fresco itself is now in the Pinacoteca Civica.

Frescoes (15th century)



These frescoes in the refectory of the nunnery of Sant’ Anna, which are attributed to Andrea di Cagno, depict:

  1. the kitchen of the house at Bethany, in which Martha is at work gutting a fish (on the far wall, detail illustrated here);
  2. Jesus in the house of Martha, with the table set for the meal that Martha is preparing (on the right wall); 

  3. the last supper(on the right wall); and

  4. the marriage at Cana (on the back wall). 


Frescoes (ca. 1430)


These frescoes in the of the Cappella di Sant’ Antonio Abate, San Francesco (now the Pinacoteca) are attributed to Andrea di Cagno.  They include: 

  1. Christ in glory and scenes from the life of St Antony Abbot, under the entrance arch, including this one, in which the Devil (with horns) dresses as a lady to tempt the saint;
  2. scenes from the life of St Antony Abbot in the vaults

  3. the upper part of a Crucifixion, on the back wall; and

  4. SS Fortunatus and Severus, on the exterior wall, flanking the entrance.

Read more:

S. Felicetti, “I Pittori di Foligno nei Documenti d’ Archivio (1439-1502): Verifiche e Nuove Ricerche”,

  1. in B. Toscano (Ed), “Pittura a Foligno (1439-1502)”, (2000) Foligno

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