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 Benvenuto di Giovanni

 

 

Benvenuto di Giovanni (di Meo del Guasta)


(b Siena, 13 Sept 1436; d Siena, after 1518).

Italian painter. He was the son of a bricklayer and lived and worked in or near Siena all his life. He is first recorded working as an artist in 1453 when he was painting in the Siena Baptistery, probably with il Vecchietta. In a tax return of 1465, Benvenuto declared himself to be without property or relations and to be living near the baptistery. The following year he married Jacopa di Tommaso da Cetona with whom he had seven children. They owned a vineyard, and Benvenuto served at least two terms in public office. Among his extant works, nine are signed and dated altarpieces, four are identifiable through documents and many others can be attributed to him on stylistic grounds. Their dates span 43 years, and they include panel paintings, frescoes, manuscripts and designs for the decorative pavement of Siena Cathedral.

 


Annunciation
1470

 

 


The Meeting of Jephthah and his Daughter
c. 1470

 

 


Adoration of the Magi
1470-75

 

 


Crucifixion

 

 


Madonna and Child

 


Madonna and Child

 

 


Lamentation

 

 


Agony in the Garden

 

 


Christ carrying the Cross

 

 


Resurrection

 

 


Descent into Limbo

 

 


San Bernardino

 

 


Le Finanze del Comune in Tempo di Pace e in Tempo di Guerra

 
 

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