JACOPO DI CIONE
(b. ca. 1325, Firenze, d. ca. 1399, Firenze)
Coronation of the Virgin1370s
Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence
The panel represents the Coronation of the Virgin with ten saints and two prophets.
Florentine art in the later 14th century was dominated by the work of Andrea di Cione (known as Orcagna), who was active as painter, sculptor and architect from about 1343. He was assisted by his brothers, Matteo (a stone-mason), Nardo and Jacopo.
Many of Jacopo's works were undertaken in collaboration with the Florentine painter Niccolò di Pietro Gerini. The Coronation of the Virgin shows evidence of workshop participation.