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 also be viewed at the art gallery on the second floor of the Villa Auditore, for 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.
|Florence||Madonna and Child||320ƒ||Filippo Lippi|
|Florence||Baptism of Christ||280ƒ||Andrea del Verrocchio|
|Florence||Pallas and the Centaur||3050ƒ||Sandro Botticelli|
|Florence||Annunciation||429ƒ||Leonardo da Vinci|
|Florence||Saint John Baptiste||1608ƒ||Leonardo da Vinci|
|Florence||Portrait of a Musician||20ƒ||Leonardo da Vinci|
|Florence||Francesco Delle Opere||1492ƒ||Pietro Perugino|
|Venice||St-Jerome||53ƒ||Leonardo da Vinci|
|Venice||Adoration of the Magi||1290ƒ||Leonardo da Vinci|
|Venice||San Sebastian||163ƒ||Antonello da Messina|
|Venice||St-Jerome in his Study||4300ƒ||Antonello da Messina|
|Venice||Sacred and Profane Love||6295ƒ||Titian|
|San Gimignano||Venus Rising||7220ƒ||Titian|
|San Gimignano||Sleeping Venus||9175ƒ||Giorgione|
|San Gimignano||Venus and the Mirror||1035ƒ||Mabuse|
|San Gimignano||Simonetta Vespucci||125ƒ||Piero di Cosimo|
|San Gimignano||Portrait of a Lady||525ƒ||Leonardo da Vinci|
|San Gimignano||Federico da Montefeltro||325ƒ||Pedro Berruguete|
|Forlì||The Birth of Venus||14800ƒ||Sandro Botticelli|
|Forlì||Jupiter and Io||6969ƒ||Antonio Allegri da Corregio|
|Forlì||Leda and the Swan||200ƒ||Leonardo da Vinci|
|Monteriggioni||Lady with an Ermine||85ƒ||Leonardo da Vinci|
|Monteriggioni||Saint Chrysogonus||3290ƒ||Michele Giambono|
|Monteriggioni||St-Francis in Ecstasy||581ƒ||Giovanni Bellini|
|Monteriggioni||Ideal City||2850ƒ||Francesco di Giorgio Martini and Piero della Francesca|
|Monteriggioni||Ballista and Federico||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.
|Florence (Santa Maria Novella)||160ƒ|
|Florence (San Marco)||150ƒ|
|Florence (San Giovanni)||395ƒ|
|Tuscany (San Gimignano)||245ƒ|
|Venice (San Marco)||500ƒ|
|Venice (San Polo)||550ƒ|
- 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.
- There was a typing mistake in the description of the painting "Resurrection of Christ."
- During modern times, the building previously occupied by Monteriggioni's art merchant, has been coverted to an information kiosk.
- In Assassin's Creed: Revelations, art merchants were replaced by book shops.
- "The Young Man with an Apple" was painted by Raphael in 1505, but it is available far earlier in the game. In fact, Raphael's first documented work was in 1501, so it would have been impossible for Ezio to buy the artwork or the replicas earlier in the game.