Grifo di Tancredi

Italian (Florentine) (documented 1271 - 1312)
Grifo di Tancredi The Death of St Ephraim and Scenes from the Lives of the Hermits (central panel); Scenes from the Passion of Christ (in the wings) About 1280 - 1290 Reproduced courtesy of a private collection on long term loan to the National Galleries of Scotland

Biography

Nationality Italian

The identity of this artist has recently been proposed by linking the fragmentary and much abbreviated inscription on the base-block of the triptych with several documentary references to an artist of this name in Tuscany, the earliest in Volterra in 1271 and all of the others in Florence. A small number of works by this hand had previously been grouped together under the name of the 'Master of San Gaggio'.