PSEUDO-JACOPINO di Francesco Bavosi
(active 1330-1365 in Bologna)


Italian painter or group of painters. Jacopino di Francesco Bavosi was a well-documented artist active 1360-83 whose work has not been satisfactorily identified. In 1365 Jacopino and his son Pietro, who was also a painter (active 1365-1383), were employed as junior partners of Andrea de' Bartoli on frescoes for the Visconti Palace at Pavia.

The first work of the principal artist of the earlier works of this group is a small Crucifixion (Musée du Petit Palais, Avignon), in which strong Riminese influence is evident in the incised diapered gold background, close-set, vertical drapery folds and the olive greens and pinks. The lively gestures and distinctive dress of the protagonists are typical of the works produced c. 1320-40 .

The heart of the Pseudo-Jacopino corpus is made up of three polyptychs (Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna), which are later in date, c. 1340-50. These show few Riminese traits and may be by a different hand from the previous group.

Pseudo-Jacopino is a prominent artist, considered to be co-founder with Vitale da Bologna of the school of Bologna in the fourteenth century.