Madonna and Child Enthroned and Twelve Angels, Fra Angelico
Fra Angelico
Madonna and Child Enthroned and Twelve Angels
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Fra Angelico

Madonna and Child Enthroned and Twelve Angels, 1420 – 1430


Dimensions
37.5 x 29.7 x 0.8 cm
Physical Description
Mixed technique on poplar
Inventory Number
838
Acquisition
Acquired in 1831
Status
On loan

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About the Work

This panel by the Florentine artist-monk was probably created in the 1420s. It shows the Madonna enthroned, surrounded by twelve angels. Executed with fine brushwork and lavish gilding, the work will no doubt have served equally as a picture for individual devotions and as a demonstration of cultivated art connoisseurship. In this small-format masterpiece of the early Renaissance, Fra Angelico pulled out all the stops with regard to his skills. This is evident in particular in the perspectival design of the canopy above the throne and the wide range of poses and gestures of the angels.

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Title
Madonna and Child Enthroned and Twelve Angels
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Mixed technique on poplar
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

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Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 1831

Work Content

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Primary
  • 11F4222 Mary sitting or enthroned, the Christ-child sitting on her knee (Christ-child to Mary's left)
  • 11F621(+3) 'Regina Coeli', 'Regina Angelorum', 'Maestà' ~ Madonna (+ angel(s))
  • 11G192 angel(s) represented as youth(s) or adult(s)
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20.08.2019