Taddeo di Bartolo 1362-1422

Taddeo di Bartolo is not a great artist, but in 1442 he painted several frescos in the Spedala of Santa Maria della Scala in Siena, one of the oldest hospitals in Europe. A few years ago the hospital was opened to the public because of its frescoes. It is used as a gallery for rotating exhibitions.

Because of their artistic insignificance, it is hard to find reproductions of Bartolo's work. However, his frescoes shed invaluable light on the life in the quattrocento, and are included here for that reason.

Bartolo, Spedale Santa Maria della Scala, Siena 1442

The Care of the Sick, 1442

The Foundlings Ward