This anonymous Florentine artist was named after his most ambitious work, an altarpiece in the church of Serumido in Florence. He has since been tentatively identified as the obscure painter Mariotto Dolzemele. While a minor figure himself, the Master had ties to some of the leading artists in Florence: he looked to the painter Fra’ Bartolomeo and his circle for a model, adopting a deliberate simplicity considered suitable for religious art, as seen here. He also collaborated with Raphael. His work reveals how a painter of limited talent could interpret these sophisticated models, producing paintings for modest clients and so disseminating the most advanced artistic ideas.