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Christ between Saints Paul and Peter
Photo credit: Ferens Art Gallery

Christ between Saints Paul and Peter c.1320

Pietro Lorenzetti (c.1280/1290-c.1348)

Ferens Art Gallery

Ambrogio Lorenzetti and Pietro Lorenzetti.

Sienese painters, brothers. They were among the outstanding Italian artists of their time, but their lives are poorly documented—it is possible that both died in the Black Death of 1348. Pietro is usually said to have been the elder brother, but the evidence is not conclusive. His first dated work is a polyptych of the Virgin and Child with Saints (1320) in the Pieve di S.

Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)

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