Simone Martini and Lippo Memmi

Born: Simone Martini (1284  - Death: 1344), was a major figure in the development of early Italian painting and grea    Located in: 14th Century Sienese Painting Room

His brother-in-law was the artist Lippo Memmi (1291 – 1356), who is noted as the foremost follower of Martini’s work. Together, between 1329 and 1333 they executed one of the masterworks of International Gothic painting, the Annunciation Altarpiece for the Sienese church of Sant'Ansano in Siena, now in the Uffizi. It is said that Memmi painted the two Saints, Ansano (Patron Saint of Siena) and Giulitta, while Martini painted the Virgin and the Angel Gabriel. (Kren and Marx, Web Gallery of Art)

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