DADDI, Bernardo
(b. ca. 1280, Firenze, d. 1348, Firenze)

Madonna and Child with Sts Matthew and Nicholas

Tempera on wood, 144 x 194 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

This triptych with half length figures and cusps containing roundels with busts of the Redeemer and two angels is signed and dated on the base; it is the painter's first dated work.

This painting shows Daddi to be already a mature painter very close to Giotto, particularly the Giotto of the Paduan frescoes, and therefore contemporary with and similar to the Saint Cecilia Master.