Rinaldo da Siena

Datesactive 1270s
RolesIlluminator
NationalityItalian

Rinaldo da Siena is documented in Siena in 1274 and then again in 1278. He was a follower of the artist Cimabue, who was influenced by contemporary Byzantine painting, and a forerunner of Duccio, celebrated for the expressive emotional character of his work. He was active both as a painter and an illuminator. His few known works include a painted wood crucifix in the Museo Civico, San Gimignano, a manuscript of The Book of the Reign of Princes(Paris, Bibliotheque nàtionale, Paris) and a manuscript of Vegezio's Mulomedicina (Florence, Biblioteca Laurenziana).

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