Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Gaddi, the name of an Italian family of painters, the chief being -

1. Gaddo (1239-circ. 1312). who painted and did mosaic work, that in the portico of the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome being his, and possibly the great mosaic in the portico of the cathedral at Florence. He also executed a mosaic for the old church of St. Peter's at Rome. None of his paintings are known to exist.

2. Taddeo (first half of 14th century), son of the above, was a painter, mosaic-worker, and architect, and was the pupil of Giotto. He did frescoes for the church of Santa Croce, Florence, and there are two altar-pieces, a triptych, and other paintings of his.

3. Agnolo, son of Taddeo (latter half of 14th century), was a painter and also a successful merchant. He painted the Raising of Lazarus and eight frescoes in Santa Croce representing the Legend of the Cross.

“Whatever we find lovely in a friend, or in a saint, ought to elevate our affections: we should conclude that if there is so much sweetness in a drop; there must be infinitely more in the fountain. If there is so much splendour in a ray, what must the sun be in its glory!”
–Henry Scougal, The Life of God in the Soul of Man