Gregorio Pagani

Pope Honorius III confirming the Rule of Saint Dominic, fresco in the church of Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Italy.

Gregorio Pagani (14 July 1559 – 1605) was an Italian painter of the late 16th century, active mainly in Florence. He was the son of the painter Francesco Pagani, then became a pupil of Santi di Tito, then entered the studio of Ludovico Cigoli. He painted the St. Helena finding the Cross for Santa Maria del Carmine, which was lost in the fire at the church in 1771. He painted a Nativity for the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Among his pupils were Cristofano Allori and Matteo Rosselli.


  • Farquhar, Maria (1855). Ralph Nicholson Wornum (ed.). Biographical catalogue of the principal Italian painters. London: Woodfall & Kinder, Angel Court, Skinner Street. p. 116.

Selected worksEdit

  • Confirmation of the Rule of Saint Dominic
  • Meeting between SS Dominic and Francis
  • Finding of the True Cross
  • Crucifixion and Saints
  • Saint Lawrence
  • Assumption of the Virgin, San Michele à Montevettolini church, Monsummano Terme
  • Adoration of the Magi
  • Descent of the Holy Spirit
  • Tobias Restoring the Sight of his Father
  • Virgin and Child with SS Michael the Archangel and Benedict
  • Piramus and Thisbe or Pyramus and Thisbe (Uffizi Gallery, Florence)
  • Madonna and Child with Saints Francis of Assisi, John the Baptist, Margaret and Gregory the Great (Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg)