The ricordanze credit the Prior, Lorenzo Picciuoli, with the idea of painting the lunette fresco cycle with ‘the origin and progress of our [Servite] Order’ - a typical post-Tridentine theme in Tuscany.
Unfortunately, the removal of this section of the picture was accompanied by the destruction of a frescoed lunette , depicting God the Father with Seraphim, which had originally surmounted the main field.
Castlepark House has a central pedimented two storey breakfront, made all the more distinctive by the Venetian window on the first floor which has a small lunette window, almost like a halo, above it.
In the late cinquecento, Florentine patrons seized upon the cloister lunette fresco cycle as an ideal format for reformist didactic painting.
Giani wrote in his Preface that the Servite lunette paintings should serve as an example for narrative painting in general, and focused on their didactic function and their role as a visual stimulus to piety.
His work includes a fresco, Autumn, in a lunette of the Royal Academy's restaurant, and he also painted landscapes, interiors, and historical scenes, but he is best known as a portraitist.
The lunette to the left in the chapel, located above the marble sarcophagus with an effigy carved in the likeness of the deceased courtesan reclining on top, shows Mary Magdalen Borne Up by Angels.
The best known of Poccetti's lunette fresco cycles was also one of the last commissions he undertook before his death in 1612.
Sitting under a rose and clematis arbour in one area, you see through a lunette in a pyracantha hedge to a pond, encircled by lavender, heleniums, hemerocallis, gaillardias and calamintha.
One typically Tuscan form of revival with roots in the renaissance was the cloister lunette fresco cycle.