(active 1440s in Florence)


after 1436
Manuscript, 295 x 200 mm
Biblioteca Riccardiana, Florence

This portrait of Dante Alighieri by an anonymous master is in a manuscript, which collects the Rime (Rhymes) by Dante Alighieri, the Canzoni (Songs) by Bindo Bonichi and Sonetti (Sonnets) by Mariotto Davanzati, was transcribed after 1436. The fame of the codex is mainly due to the portrait of Dante to be found before the beginning of the textual part. The anonymous painter seems to have followed the description of the poet given to us by Boccaccio.

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