Initials from Choir Books

The Artists associated with the initial of St Laurence


The image of St Laurence, which came from Santa Maria degli Angeli’s Corale 19 produced in the 1390s, has been attributed to various artists: Don Silvestro dei Gherarducci; an illuminator who collaborated with him on several of Santa Maria degli Angeli’s Corali and has been named the Maestro delle Canzoni after his work in a Book of Songs (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS ital. 568); or the painter and illuminator Mariotto di Nardo who was active in Florence between 1394 and 1424.