Bernardo Daddi

(fl. c. 1320—1348)

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(d ?Florence, 1348).

Florentine painter, the outstanding painter in Florence in the period after the death of Giotto (who was possibly his teacher). Daddi ran a busy workshop specializing in small devotional panels and portable altarpieces—types that he helped to popularize. His signed and dated works include a polyptych of the Crucifixion with Eight Saints (1348, Courtauld Gal., London), and the works attributed to him include frescos of the martyrdoms of Sts Lawrence and Stephen in S. Croce, Florence. His style—a sweetened version of Giotto's, combining firm draughtsmanship with lightness and grace—was influential into the second half of the century.

Subjects: Art — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

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