Forty Dominicans at their Desks

“A learned Dominican of the last century, Fr. Alberto Guglielmotti, used to say to his novices, ‘A true Dominican ought to die at his desk or in the pulpit.’ Fr. Guglielmotti himself died fittingly at his desk on September 29, 1893.” (From Fr. James Weisheipl, O.P.)
Dominicans at their Desks
Dominican friars came to Treviso (northern Italy) in the 13th century and San Nicolò was their conventual Church. The chapter room shown in the video below features a large 14th century fresco by Tomaso da Modena depicting forty famous Dominicans in their cells and hard at work at their desks.

Treviso sala capitolare ex convento di s. Nicolò ora Seminario.
L’affresco del Ciclo dei Domenicani rappresenta 40 personaggi illustri dell’Ordine Domenicano e è stato dipinto da Tomaso da Modena nel 1352.
The cycle depicts forty famous dignitaries of the Dominican Order and was commissioned from Tomaso by the Dominicans. Starting from the right side of the Crucifixion can be seen Pope Innocent V, Pope Benedict XI and Cardinal Hugh of Provence. On the wall to the south are a succession of various cardinals: Annibaldo degli Annibaldi, Pierre de Tarentaise, Robert of England (of Kilwardby), Latino Malabranca, Hugo of Billom, Niccolò Boccassino (future Pope Benedict XI), Niccolò da Prato, Walter of England (of Winterburn), Nicholas of Rouen (of Freauville) and Thomas of England (of York).On the wall to the west cardinals are followed by friars. The cardinals are William of England (Marlesfeld), Matteo Orsini, Guillaume of Bayonne, Bonifacio da Pisa, Tomaso dei Molini, Gerard of Toulouse (of Daumario-Guardia) and Giovanni dei Molendini. The friars are Guido Maramaldi of Naples, Maurice of Hungary (Csak), Peter of Palude, August of Traù (Kazotic), James of Venice, Ambrose of Siena (Sansedoni) and Vincent of Beauvais. 
On the wall to the north the representation of friars continues with Bernard de Transversa (of Traversères), Pelagius of Spain (born in Coimbra), Francesco Sendre of Spain, Walter of Germany, Isnardo da Vicenza, John of Schio or Vicenza, Albertus Magnus, John of Saxony (or Teutonicus), Raymond of Pennafort and Giordano of Saxony. To finish, on the left of the Crucifixion can barely be seen St. Dominic, St. Peter Martyr and St. Thomas Aquinas, under whom Tomaso’s signature would seem to have been but which has unfortunately disappeared.