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Andrea di Bartolo Cini (c.1358/64 - 1428)

St Lucy

A75; tempera and gilding on panel; 63.5 x 20.5 cm

Presented by William Thomas Horner Fox-Strangways , later 4th Earl of Ilchester, 1850; WA1850.19

Lloyd 1977, pp. 2-3

A75 was part of a large altar-piece, now dismembered, of which five other similarly shaped panels of individual saints are known. St Lucy, an early Christian martyr, holds her attributes of a dagger, with which she was executed and an oil-lamp, referring to her name, Lucia (light). A leading painter in Siena, Andrea also worked on manuscript illumination and stained-glass designs and was prominent in public life. He developed a refined, conservative style which changed little during his career, making his work difficult to date.

Information derived from the The Ashmolean Museum Complete Illustrated Catalogue of Paintings.