Jacopo di Cione

documented 1365; died 1398 -1400
Florentine art in the later 14th century was dominated by the work of Andrea di Cione (known as Orcagna), who was active as painter, sculptor and architect from about 1343. He was assisted by his brothers, Matteo (a stone-mason), Nardo and Jacopo.

Many of Jacopo's works, including frescoes at Volterra and the altarpiece of the 'Coronation of the Virgin' in the Collection, were undertaken in collaboration with the Florentine painter Niccolò di Pietro Gerini, who probably designed the complex overall structure of the Coronation altarpiece. Jacopo di Cione was registered with the Florentine Physicians' Guild, to which painters belonged, in 1369 and apparently took over the running of the family workshop after Andrea's death.

Although the 'Coronation of the Virgin' shows evidence of workshop participation, sections of it demonstrate that Jacopo was inventive both as a story-teller and in his use of novel pigment mixtures and colour relationships.

Related paintings

The Crucifixion
Jacopo di Cione
about 1369-70
The Crucifixion
Beata Paola
Jacopo di Cione and workshop
about 1365-70
Beata Paola
Pentecost: Upper Tier Panel
Jacopo di Cione and workshop
1370-1
Pentecost: Upper Tier Panel
Saint Anthony Abbot
Jacopo di Cione and workshop
about 1365-70
Saint Anthony Abbot
Saint Bruno Boniface
Jacopo di Cione and workshop
about 1365-70
Saint Bruno Boniface
Saint John the Evangelist
Jacopo di Cione and workshop
about 1365-70
Saint John the Evangelist
Saint Luke
Jacopo di Cione and workshop
about 1365-70
Saint Luke
Saint Peter Damian
Jacopo di Cione and workshop
about 1365-70
Saint Peter Damian
The San Pier Maggiore Altarpiece
Jacopo di Cione and workshop
1370-1
The San Pier Maggiore Altarpiece
Noli me tangere
Attributed to Jacopo di Cione
about 1368-70
Noli me tangere
The Littleton Pilaster Saints
Attributed to Jacopo di Cione and workshop
about 1365-70
The Littleton Pilaster Saints
 
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