(active 1369-1419)


Antonio Veneziano (Antonio di Francesco da Venezia), Italian painter. Documents dated 1369-70 record that he produced a series of paintings, including frescoes in two chapels, for Siena Cathedral (all untraced). On 20 September 1374 he was registered as a member of the Arte dei Medici e Speziali in Florence. He is documented from 1384 until 3 March 1388 in Pisa, where he painted three large frescoes in the Camposanto: the Return of St Ranierus to Pisa, the Death and Burial of St Ranierus and Posthumous Miracles of St Ranierus (1384-86; Museo delle Sinopie, Pisa). Antonio Veneziano was registered, with interruptions, in the Florentine tax records until at least 1393.

Apart from the Camposanto frescoes, only one verified work by Antonio survives: a signed and dated panel of the Flagellation (1388; Museo Diocesano, Palermo). A group of paintings can be attributed to the painter on the basis of stylistic comparisons with this and the frescoes, but their chronology is disputed.

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