Anabel Thomas

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Anabel Thomas The Patron and Connoisseurship Patrons were connoisseurs: actively sought out master of their choice, materials, pigmanets,  specific iconography, guidelines over minute details.  Interested in surface details as well as quality - ex. “with good mastery” in contract. Contract: “with good mastery”-quality guarantee. What parts master has to do vs. workshop Lorenzo Ghiberti had 4 workers to complete the second set of Baptistery doors Quality control: refused to pay for bad work Antonio del Branca refused to pay Filippo Lippi for altarpiece for S. Domenico at Perugia  because Lippi subcontracted the work. Recently discovered document shows that Lippi  won case. Workshop usage: many contracts specify portions the master must do himself. Benozzo Gozzoli 1461 altarpiece for Compagnia della Purificazione: contract said entire  piece must be done by Gozzoli, whether it was or not is up for debate. Not isolated examples of connoisseurship:
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