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Enrico di Tedice

Enrico di Tedice was born in Pisa, where he was active around the middle of the 13th century. He belonged to a family of painters whose workshop was located in the Via Santa Maria.

His signature (Enricus quondam Tedici me pinxit), now lost, was once visible on the painted cross for the church of San Martino. The unequivocal attribution of the cross enabled critics to reconstruct the style of the painter, who received his training in the Pisa area. It is a reduced style which combines a limited range of strong colours with a certain emphasis laid on the postures and gestures of his characters.

Works attributed to Enrico di Tedice include the wooden panel depicting the ‘Deposition’, preserved the the Museum of San Matteo in Pisa, the ‘Cross’ in the church of San Giovanni Battista at San Giovanni alla Vena, the ‘Madonna with Child and four Passion stories’ at the Museum of Bargello in Florence and the wooden panel representing the Holy Virgin preserved in the church of San Verano at Peccioli.



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