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Antonio Veneziano



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.


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