By Anne Leader

Bartolo di Fredi Cini died on 26 January 1410 in Siena. The first mention of the artist comes from 1353 when he is documented renting a workshop with Andrea Vanni. Bartolo went on to have a successful career, creating numerous works for patrons in Siena and surrounding towns, including Montalcino, San Gimignano, Volterra, and Perugia. He worked in panel and in fresco, and he continued the style made popular by Simone Martini in the earlier part of the fourteenth century.

Reference: Gaudenz Freuler. “Cini.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press.

The Coronation of the Virgin, 1388, tempera on panel, Museo Civico e Diocesano d’Arte Sacra, Montalcino.

The Adoration of the Shepherds, ca. 1374, tempera on panel, The Cloisters Collection, 1925, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Nativity and Adoration of the Shepherds, ca. 1383, tempera and gold on wood, Pinacoteca, Vatican.

Scenes from the Old Testament, 1367, fresco, Collegiata Santa Maria Assunta, San Gimignano.

The Adoration of the Magi, 1385-88, tempera on panel, Pinacoteca Nazionale, Siena.

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