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The Florentine Bernardo Daddi, “an artist of rare and exquisite gifts” (Offner and Steinweg, 1930–1947), may have been trained in Giotto’s workshop. Daddi’s early panels, such as the triptych from the church of Ognis-santi in Florence (signed and dated 1328), are strongly influenced by Giotto; but as Daddi matured, he began to diverge from Giotto’s weighty forms and developed a style that united the Florentine heritage with the Sienese affinity for graceful figures, decorative settings, and more spontaneous interactions between the Madonna and child. The large number of panels executed in a Daddesque idiom indicates that Daddi himself had a large and productive workshop in Florence.