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archaeological illustrations, maps, architectural illustrations, reconstructions, floor plans, groundplans, timelines



Reconstructions, illustrations, floor plans and maps tailored for the needs of Academics and Institutions



I was born in Sora, a town which nestles in the Italian Apennine mountains and has born witness to some of the greatest conflicts of the ancient and medieval eras, so maybe history is in my DNA! I have adored drawing since I was a child and I now combine this love with my other passion, history, to produce high-quality illustrations for academics around the world.

During my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree courses at La Sapienza University of Rome I had my first stab at archaeological illustrations, initially for myself and my fellow students and then, gradually, for other academics. Having discovered that my true love was Medieval art and architecture, I moved on to the Centre for Medieval Studies in York (UK) for a Master in Medieval Studies and then to the Courtauld Institute of Art in London for my PhD, which I completed in 2016.

Early in 2011 I set up Matilde Grimaldi Illustrator and since then have worked for academics in the UK, Italy and the USA on over 100 publications.

As can be seen browsing some examples from my portfolio, I produce high-quality publication-standard illustrations, ranging from fine-detailed drawings of artefacts, through bespoke mapping to artistic and archaeological reconstructions. My own extensive academic experience means that I understand the needs of academics and do not usually need second explanations!  


Please scroll down to see a brief list of the Academics and Institutions I have worked with:​​ 

A Sunil Amrith Harvard University · Anthi Andronikou University of St Andrews · Maria Aresin Bayerischen Staatsgemäldesammlungen · John Arnold University of Oxford · Sascha Auerbach University of Nottingham B Kathryn Babayan University of Michigan · Niamh Bhalla New College of the Humanities · Alex Bamji University of Leeds · The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham · Jessica Barker Courtauld Institute of Art · Finbarr Barry Flood New York University · Costanza Beltrami Stockholm University · Lauren Benton Yale University · Meg Bernstein Alfred University · John D. Blanco University of California, San Diego · Patricia Blessing Stanford University · Claudia Bolgia Università di Udine · Brenda Bolton Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London · Kimberly Bowes University of Pennsylvania · Leslie Brubaker University of Birmingham C Sandra Cardarelli University of Aberdeen · Paula Mae Carns University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign · Manuel Castiñeiras Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona · Cloe Cavero de Carondelet Universidad Autónoma de Madrid · Fabio Coden Università di Verona · Rob Collins Newcastle University · Maggie Crosland Washington University at St. Louis D Rebecca Darley University of Leeds · Beatrice Daskas Università Ca’ Foscari · Subah Dayal New York University · Francesca Dell'Acqua Università degli Studi di Salerno · Amy Devenney University of Leeds · Mario D'Onofrio Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza" · Shane Doyle University of Leeds E Antony Eastmond Courtauld Institute of Art · Ingrid M. Edlund-Berry University of Texas at Austin · Melissa Eppihimer University of Pittsburgh · Patricia Eunji Kim New York University F Jeffrey Fleisher Rice University · Chiara Franceschini Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich · Hallie Franks New York University · Jill Franklin · Beate Fricke University of Bern G Alexandra Gajewski · Stefania Gerevini Bocconi University · Alexandra Gerstein Courtauld Gallery · Ludovico Geymonat Louisiana State University · Manuela Gianandrea Sapienza Università di Roma · Emma-Jayne Graham The Open University · Sarah Guérin University of Pennsylvania · Emily Davenport Guerry University of Kent H Mark Hallett Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art · Louis Hamilton New Jersey Institute of Technology · Lydia Hansell Courtauld Institute of Art · Valerie Hansen Yale University · Maria Harvey University of Cambridge · Luke Houghton University College London I Iffley Church, Oxford · Allegra Iafrate J Laura Jacobus Birkbeck, University of London · Nicola Jennings Courtauld Institute of Art · Claus Jurman University of Birmingham K Catherine Keane Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München · Eleni Kefala University of St Andrews · Thomas Kaffenberger University of Fribourg L Paul Lane Uppsala Universitet · Teresa Lane Courtauld Institute of Art · Wayne E. Lee University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill · Agnieszka Lic Polish Academy of Sciences · Bianca Lopez Southern Methodist University M Robert Maniura Birkbeck, University of London · Richard McClary University of York · Katherine McDonald University of Exeter · Stuart McKie Durham University · Anna McSweeney University of Sussex · Corinne Mühlemann University of Copenhagen N Susie Nash Courtauld Institute of Art · Tom Nickson Courtauld Institute of Art · Diana Norman Open University · Christopher Norton University of York P Nassos Papalexandrou University of Texas at Austin · Hyunhee Park New York University · Suzanne Preston Blier Harvard University · Helmut Puff University of Michigan R Matthew Reeve Queen's University · Daniel Reynolds University of Birmingham · Joëlle Rollo-Koster University of Rhode Island · Mariam Rosser-Owen The Victoria and Albert Museum · Maria Alessia Rossi Princeton University · Alexander Röstel Max Planck Institute for Art History · Conrad Rudolph University of Californi, Riverside · Susannah Rutherglen S Sam Fogg Ltd. Art Gallery, London · Cesare Santus Université catholique de Louvain · Glenn Schwartz Johns Hopkins University · Katie Scott Courtauld Institute of Art · Tatiana Seijas Rutgers University · José Luis Senra Universidad Complutense de Madrid​ · Nir Shafir University of California San Diego · Anna Sits University of Tübingen · Noëlle Streeton University of Oslo T Laura Tillery Hamilton College · John Thornton Boston University · Katie Tyreman Herrington University of York V Elizabeth Valdez del Álamo · Jan Vanderburie University of Leicester W Kim Wagner Queen Mary University of London · Rose Walker Courtauld Institute of Art · Róisín Watson University of Oxford · Anders Winroth University of Oslo · Stephanie Wynne-Jones University of York Y Catherine Yvard The Victoria and Albert Museum Z Michaela Zöschg The Victoria and Albert Museum.