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ID: 500021319
 
Record Type: Person
Sassetta (Italian painter and illuminator, ca. 1400-1450)

Note: Considered, along with Giovanni di Paolo, as the leading Sienese painter of the 15th century, Sassetta is first recorded painting an altarpiece in 1423-1426, of which several panels survive. The surviving works show a classical sense of architectural perspective and a skilled handing of landscapes. Another altarpiece finished before 1932 (the Madonna of the Snow), is even more advanced in terms of a unified perspective, suggesting that Sassetta was aware of Masaccio and other Florentine painters. Although he continued to produce paintings and altarpieces, his largest commission was in 1437, for S Francesco in Borgo San Sepolcro, for which he was paid the highest sum yet for a 15th century altarpiece. The project was completed in seven years, during which he accepted commissions from other Siena civic bodies. His last commission was to be the frescoes for the new Siena city gates (begun by Taddeo di Bartolo), though he died in 1450 after completing the design and the painted angels on the arch. The work was completed by Sano di Pietro in 1459 using Sassetta's original drawings. Italian painter and illuminator.

Names:
Sassetta (preferred,V,display,LC)
Stefano di Giovanni di Consolo (V)
Sassetta, Stefano di Giovanni (V)
Sassetta, Stefano di, Giovanni (V)
Il Sassetta (V)
Di Giovanni, Stefano (V)
Giovanni, Stefano di (V)
Stefano di Giovanni (V)
Sassetta, Stefano Di Giovanni (V)
Stefano Di Giovanni Sassetta (V)

Nationalities:
Italian (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
illuminator
designer

Gender: male

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
parent of ....  Giovanni di Stefano da Siena  
................  (Italian sculptor and bronze founder, ca. 1446-before 1506) [500024431]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Sassetta (I)

Biographies:
(Italian painter and illuminator, ca. 1400-1450) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Italian painter, 1400-1450) ..... [Grove Art]
(Italian painter, born ca. 1400) ..... [AVERY]
(Italian artist, 1392-1450) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(Italian artist, 1392-1450) ..... [WCP]
(Italian painter and designer, 1392-1450) ..... [GRLPSC]
(Italian painter, 1392?-1450) ..... [PROV]
(Italian painter, d.1450) ..... [BHA]
(artist 1392-1450 or 51) ..... [GRL]
(artist, ca. 1400-1450) ..... [GRL]

Sources and Contributors:
Di Giovanni, Stefano ........ [GRL]
.........................................  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
.........................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 86838484
Giovanni, Stefano di ........ [GRL]
........................................  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
........................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 86838484
Il Sassetta ........ [VP]
........................  Enciclopedia della Pittura Italiana (1950)
Sassetta ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, GRL Preferred, GRLPSC, Grove Art Preferred, PROV Preferred, VP Preferred]
...................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
...................  Getty Research Library Photo Archive database
...................  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
...................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
...................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 8 July 2003
...................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 86838484
...................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) 86838484
...................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
Sassetta, Stefano di Giovanni ........ [GRL]
.........................................................  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
Sassetta, Stefano di, Giovanni ........ [WCP Preferred]
...........................................................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
Sassetta, Stefano Di Giovanni ........ [VP, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
..........................................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Stefano di Giovanni ........ [PROV]
......................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Stefano di Giovanni di Consolo ........ [Grove Art, PROV, VP]
.........................................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
.........................................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
.........................................................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 8 July 2003
Stefano Di Giovanni Sassetta ........ [VP, WL-Courtauld]
........................................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, GRL, GRLPSC, Grove Art, PROV, VP, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Bellosi, Sassetta pittori toscani (1986)
....................  Bolaffi, Dizionario dei pittori italiani (1972-1976)
....................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976)
....................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
....................  Enciclopedia della Pittura Italiana (1950)
....................  Enciclopedia Italiana di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti (1949-1951)
....................  Encyclopedia of World Art (1959-1987)
....................  Fredericksen and Zeri, Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings (1972)
....................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
....................  Getty Research Library Photo Archive database
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 8 July 2003
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) 86838484
....................  McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Art (1969)
....................  Pope-Hennessy, Sassetta (1939)
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
....................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Kunstler (1980-1986)
....................  ULAN; Term ID: 500021319
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, GRLPSC, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 25 November 2003
.......... Murray, Penguin Dictionary of Art and Artists (1983)
.......... ULAN; Term ID: 500021319
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