SASSETTA
(b. 1394, Siena, d. 1450, Siena)

St Anthony the Hermit Tortured by the Devils

1423
Panel, 24 x 39 cm
Pinacoteca Nazionale, Siena

Sassetta was the greatest artist of the Sienese quattrocento. His first known work was the Altar of the Eucharist commissioned by the "Arte della Lana", i.e. the woolmerchants' guild for the church of the Carmelite Order in Siena in 1423.




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