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Andrea di Giusto (Manzini)

 

 

Andrea di Giusto (Manzini)

(b Florence, c. 1400; d Florence, 2 Sept 1450). Italian painter. He was an eclectic minor Florentine master who was influenced by, and at different times imitated, the styles of Masaccio, Masolino, Lorenzo Monaco, Fra Angelico and Domenico Veneziano. In 1426 he was an assistant of Masaccio in the execution of the altarpiece for the Carmine church in Pisa (London N.G.; Naples, Capodimonte; Berlin, Gemäldegal.; Malibu, CA, Getty Mus.; Pisa, Mus. N. & Civ. S Matteo) and painted its predella panels of the Legend of St Julian and the Charity of St Nicholas (Berlin, Gemäldegal.). His name appears in the tax registers of the Florentine Archivio delle Decime from 1427 to 1447 and in the protocols of the Arte della Calimala in 1436, the same year in which he received 60 florins for an altarpiece (destr.) for S Lucia dei Magnoli. In 1437 he signed and dated the Assumption of the Virgin with SS Catherine and Francis (Florence, Accad.). His other dated works are a Virgin and Child with Four Saints (1435; Prato, Mus. Com.), which is a copy of Lorenzo Monaco’s Monte Oliveto Altarpiece of 1410 (Florence, Pal. Davanzati); a Virgin and Child (1435; Florence, Villa I Tatti), a rustic interpretation of a Virgin and Child by Fra Angelico (Turin, Gal. Sabauda); and an altarpiece with the Adoration of the Magi with Four Saints (1436; Figline, S Andrea a Ripalta) commissioned by Bernardo Serristori. Towards the end of his life, Andrea painted three frescoes, the Martyrdom of St Stephen, the Burial of St Stephen and the Marriage of the Virgin (probably completed 1447) in the Cappella dell’Assunta in Prato Cathedral. He was the father of GIUSTO D’ANDREA.

 


Maestà con dodici angeli

 

 


Stoning of Saint Stephen 

 

 

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