Domenico di Bartolo

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Domenico di Bartolo was an Italian
Italy
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 painter of the Sienese School
Sienese School
The Sienese School of painting flourished in Siena, Italy between the 13th and 15th centuries and for a time rivaled Florence, though it was more conservative, being inclined towards the decorative beauty and elegant grace of late Gothic art...

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He was born in Asciano
Asciano
Asciano is a comune and hill town in the province of Siena in the Italian region Tuscany. It is located at the centre of the Crete senesi between the river Ombrone and the torrent Copra, some 30 km southeast of the town of Siena by rail.-History:Asciano has origins as Etruscan, Roman and...

. According to Vasari, he was a nephew of Taddeo di Bartolo
Taddeo di Bartolo
Taddeo di Bartolo , also known as Taddeo Bartoli, was an Italian painter of the Sienese School during the early Renaissance. He is among the artists profiled in Vasari's Le Vite delle più eccellenti pittori, scultori, ed architettori...

. He was employed by Vecchietta
Vecchietta
Francesco di Giorgio e di Lorenzo , known as Vecchietta or Lorenzo di Pietro, was an Italian Sienese School painter, sculptor, goldsmith and architect of the Renaissance...

 in the masterpiece fresco The Care of the Sick in the Pellegrinaio (Pilgrim's Hall) of the Ospedale di Santa Maria della Scala in Siena
Siena
Siena is a city in Tuscany, Italy. It is the capital of the province of Siena.The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. It is one of the nation's most visited tourist attractions, with over 163,000 international arrivals in 2008...

 http://www.jmrw.com/Abroad/Sienne/pages/11b_jpg.htm. It portrays wealthy donors visiting the hospital to men washing the ill, and a fatty friar hearing confession. In 1434, he also painted a fresco panel of Emperor Sigismund Enthroned for the Siena Cathedral.

Domenico died in Siena around 1445.

Works

  • Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saint Peter and Saint Paul (c. 1430) - Tempera on panel, 53 x 31 cm, National Gallery of Art
    National Gallery of Art
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    , Washington
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    , USAhttp://www.nga.gov/cgi-bin/psearch?Request=S&imageset=1&Person=8300
  • Madonna of the Humility (Madonna dell'Umiltà; 1433) - Wood, 93 x 59.5 cm, Pinacoteca Nazionale, Siena http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/d/domenico/bartolo/index.html
  • Polyptych of Santa Giuliana (1438) - Tempera on panel, Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria
    Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria
    The Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria is the Italian national paintings collection of Umbria, housed in the Palazzo dei Priori, Perugia, in central Italy. Its collection comprises the greatest representation of the Umbrian School of painting, ranging from the 13th to the 19th century, strongest in the...

    , Perugia
    Perugia
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  • Virgin and Child (1437) - Tempera and tooled gold on panel, 61.9 x 43.8 cm, Philadelphia Museum of Art
    Philadelphia Museum of Art
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    , USA
  • Dish
  • Frescoes in the Ospedale di Santa Maria della Scala, Siena (1440s)