DUCCIO di Buoninsegna
(b. ca. 1255, Siena, d. 1319, Siena)

Rucellai Madonna (detail)

Tempera on wood
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

The sweeping gesture of the Child's blessing hand shows undeniable similarity to Cimabue's Maestà, now in the Louvre but at that time in the Church of San Francesco in Pisa. This may have been the inspiration of Duccio.