(active first half of the 14th century)

The Annunciation in an Initial M

Manuscript, 141 x 153 mm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The miniature on this cutting is attributed to an anonymous artist who was familiar with the work of Bernardo Daddi, referred to as the Maestro Daddesco. Hallmarks of his style include the broad, round, almost pasty white faces; the hair waving softly back from the face; clear gestures; drapery falling straight with occasional V-folds; and the simple foliate letter.