By Anne Leader
Florentine painter Biagio d’Antonio Tucci died 1 June 1516 in his hometown. Trained in Florence, Biagio spent at least three decades working in Faenza as well as other central Italian locales. One of his specialties was the decoration of cassoni (painted chests), which often were commissioned in celebration of weddings, and other domestic furnishings. He may have also worked as a manuscript illuminator but no miniatures have been securely assigned to his hand.
Reference: Roberta Bartoli. “Biagio d’Antonio.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press.
Stories of the Argonauts, tempera on wood, gilt ornaments, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1909, Accession ID: 09.136.1-2
Portrait of a Young Man, tempera on wood, probably ca. 1470, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Friedsam Collection, Bequest of Michael Friedsam, 1931, 32.100.68
The Story of Joseph, tempera on wood, ca. 1485, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Friedsam Collection, Bequest of Michael Friedsam, 1931, 32.100.69
The Story of Joseph, tempera and gold leaf on panel, ca. 1485, Los Angeles, The J. Paul Getty Museum