Antonio Veneziano [Antonio
di Francesco da Venezia]
( fl 1369; d ?Florence, ?after 13 March 1419). Italian painter.
Documents dated 1369–70 record that he produced a series of
paintings, including frescoes in two chapels, for Siena Cathedral
(all untraced). On 20 September 1374 he was registered as a member
of the Arte dei Medici e Speziali in Florence. He is documented from
1384 until 3 March 1388 in Pisa, where he painted three large
frescoes in the Camposanto: the Return of St Ranierus to Pisa, the
Death and Burial of St Ranierus and Posthumous Miracles of St
Ranierus (1384–6; Pisa, Mus. Sinopie Camposanto Mnmtl; see fig.).
Czarnecki has demonstrated that Antonio Veneziano was registered,
with interruptions, in the Florentine tax records until at least
1393; he further suggested that the painter should be identified
with the ‘Antonio di Francesco dipintore’ recorded there until 1419.
Apart from the Camposanto frescoes, only one verified work by
Antonio survives: a signed and dated panel of the Flagellation
(1388; Palermo, Mus. Dioc.). A group of paintings can be attributed
to the painter on the basis of stylistic comparisons with this and
the frescoes, but their chronology is disputed.
Virgin and Child
Apostle James the Greater
Decapitazione di san Giovanni Battista
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