(b. 1412, Borgo a Buggiano, Pistoia, d. 1461, Firenze)

View of the Cardini Chapel

San Francesco, Pescia

It was suggested in the literatue that Buggiano had also been an architect, but to date there is no documentary proof for this. In particular, the Oratory of the Madonna Pič di Piazza, Pescia (Pistoia), founded in 1447, and the Cardini Chapel in the church of S Francesco at Pescia, which is similar in appearance to the painted architecture of Masaccio's Trinity fresco in the church of Santa Maria Novella, Florence, are attributed to him. Both buildings are judged to be immature and provincial creations, but are distinguished by virtue of being the first in the Renaissance style outside Florence.

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