Francesco da Rimini

documented 1333; died 1348

The artist responsible for The Vision of the Blessed Clare was dubbed The Master of the Blessed Clare by the scholar Zeri after the subject of the painting. Subsequently, several scholars have identified the anonymous Master as the known Riminese artist Francesco da Rimini. On the basis of Francesco da Rimini’s only signed works (a group of frescoes), NG6503 can be convincingly attributed to the same artist. 'The Adoration of the Magi' in Florida (Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables) was originally part of the same altarpiece. The altarpiece is tentatively dated around 1340 on stylistic grounds.