An art merchant is a person who buys and sells works of art. In Renaissance Italy, art merchants were the primary suppliers of two-dimensional drawn media, such as paintings and maps. With his apprentices, an art merchant could reproduce and sell decent copies of most works of art and drawings. They were still a raw trade, much like blacksmiths.
Each painting increased Monteriggioni's value, with the higher the price, the higher the added value. Paintings sold by art merchants changed depending on what region they were in. Once purchased, they could be viewed at the art gallery on the second floor of the Villa Auditore, while also providing some background information on the painting itself, and its artist. Art merchants weren't as common as blacksmiths or doctors, but there was at least one situated in each city.
|佛罗伦萨||耶稣的洗礼||280ƒ||Andrea del Verrocchio|
|威尼斯||圣塞巴斯蒂安||163ƒ||Antonello da Messina|
|威尼斯||圣热洛尼莫在学习||4300ƒ||Antonello da Messina|
|圣吉米尼亚诺||西蒙内塔·卫斯普奇||125ƒ||Piero di Cosimo|
|圣吉米尼亚诺||贵妇画像||525ƒ||Leonardo da Vinci|
|弗利||朱庇特和伊娥||6969ƒ||Antonio Allegri da Corregio|
|弗利||丽达和天鹅||200ƒ||Leonardo da Vinci|
|蒙特里久尼||理想之城||2850ƒ||Francesco di Giorgio Martini and Piero della Francesca|
|蒙特里久尼||费德里科夫妇||1238ƒ||Piero della Francesca|
Treasure maps marked the location of treasure chests located all over Italy. Like paintings, treasure maps differed depending on what location they were bought at. The art merchant of each region – being Florence, Tuscany, Romagna and Venice – possessed a map for each district that they covered. There was also another treasure map for Monteriggioni. Treasure maps for each district were unlocked after Ezio had visited the district at least once.
- In Assassin's Creed II, 8 out of the 30 paintings that were available for purchase were painted by Leonardo da Vinci.
- In Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, all of the paintings that were available for purchase were painted by the Italian Renaissance artist Raphael.
- In Rome, there are some paintings that cannot be purchased such as the portrait of Giuliano de' Medici by Sandro Boticelli.
- There was a typing mistake in the description of the painting "Resurrection of Christ."
- Several paintings such as Albrecht Dürer's Eve , Leonardo's Saint Jean Baptiste and Raphael's Young Man with an Apple were painted several years after the events of each game, so it would have been impossible for Ezio to buy the artwork or the replicas earlier in the games.
- During modern times, the building previously occupied by Monteriggioni's art merchant had been converted to an information kiosk.
- In Assassin's Creed: Revelations, art merchants were replaced by book shops.