Giovanni dal Ponte

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Giovanni dal Ponte (1385 – ca. 1438) was an Italian painter of the late-Gothic period. He is known by Vasari as dal Ponte, a name derived from the location of his studio at Santo Stefano a Ponte.[1] Many other documents cite his name as Giovanni di Marco.[2][3]


He was born in Florence. He was reputedly a student of Spinello Aretino.[1] He worked in Assisi and Rome as well as his hometown.[4]

He shared a studio with Giovanni di Smeraldo in Florence and they worked in the early 1430s in S. Trinita, Florence on frescoes as well as on several major altarpieces.[5]

He died in Florence.


Giovanni dal Ponte is known for genre works and historical allegories as well as religious works.[4] His output was very varied and prolific production. He produced fresco cycles and panels and also decorated small objects.[1]

He is not to be confused with the much earlier painter Giovanni da Santo Stefano da Ponte (1306–1365).


  1. ^ a b c Eunice D. Howe. " Giovanni dal Ponte." Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. Web. 18 Mar. 2016
  2. ^ Rassegna d'arte antica e moderna, Volumes 4, article: Giovanni Dal Ponte by Carlo Gamba, Milan, December 1904, page 177.
  3. ^ The Burlington Magazine, Volume 9, article: Giovanni dal Ponte, by Herbert P. Horne, 1906, page 334.
  4. ^ a b Giovanni Dal Ponte in the RKD, accessed 18 March 2016 (Dutch)
  5. ^ Giovanni Dal Ponte at the National Gallery, London

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