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Niccolò di Pietro Gerini

Late Gothic Master

Frescoes in Santa Felicità's Sala Capitolare

Son of a painter and a follower of Giotto, Florentine native Niccolò di Pietro Gerini (c. 1340 – 1414) was aprolific if not very original painter, working mostly in his hometown, but never managed to have earned a nickname.

He often worked with Jacopo di Cione, the youngest brother of Orcagna, and Spinello Aretino. Their Coronation of the Virgin (1372) is in the Galleria dell’Accademia. Another version, painted for the demolished church of San Pier Maggiore, has gone to the National Gallery in London.

His other paintings in Florence are in the Museo and Loggia del Bigallo, San Carlo dei Lombardi, Santa Croce, Sant’Ambrogio and Santa Felicità


Text © Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls

Image by Sailko, GNU Free Documentation License