DUCCIO di Buoninsegna
(b. ca. 1255, Siena, d. 1319, Siena)
Madonna and Child (no. 593)1280s
Tempera on wood, 63 x 49,5 cm
Pinacoteca Nazionale, Siena
Painted with the 'Master of the Badia at Isola'. With regard to this anonymous master it is worth recording that in all probability he was at the beginning in such close relations with Duccio as to lend credibility to the opinion that Duccio's hand can be detected in some of his early works. As an example can be cited the very beautiful Madonna no. 593 in the Pinacoteca of Siena whose face is really so close to Duccio's Crevole Madonna that it could easily be attributed to him and dated to that period.