MASTER of the Dominican Effigies (active c. 1328_1350 in Florence) Nationality : Italian
Italian painter and illuminator. At one time named after a polyptych in the Lee Collection, he is now named after his most unusual panel, Christ and the Virgin Enthroned with Seventeen Dominican Saints (c. 1336; Santa Maria Novella, Florence). He has been identified with Ristoro di Andrea (active c. 1334-64) or some other illuminator associated with Santa Maria Novella, but this is unproven. It has also been suggested that the work of another illuminator, the Biadaiolo Master, may constitute an early phase of his career; if correct, this would reinforce his position as the chief heir to Pacino di Bonaguida, with whom he may have trained and certainly collaborated.