Linaioli Tabernacle (c. 1433)
by Fra ANGELICO

The Arte de' Linaiuoli, the Guild of Linen Manufacturers, commissioned this altarpiece from Angelico in 1432, for the Residenza of the Guild in the Piazza Sant' Andrea in Florence. The mammoth frame, 520 cm high and 270 cm wide, was designed by Ghiberti and executed by three craftsmen in his workshop. With closed shutters it represents the statuesque figures of St Mark and St Peter, while with open doors the Virgin and Child Enthroned with St John the Baptist and St Mark. The three predella pictures are the Predicament of St Peter, the Adoration of the Magi and the Martyrdom of St Mark.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 3 minutes):
Guillauame Dufay: Aurea luce, hymn for the feast of Sts Peter and Paul


Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Linaioli Tabernacle (shutters closed)
c. 1433
Tempera on panel, 260 x 330 cm
Museo di San Marco, Florence

700*1343
True Color
142 Kb



Linaioli Tabernacle (shutters open)
c. 1433
Tempera on panel, 260 x 330 cm
Museo di San Marco, Florence

712*1350
True Color
195 Kb



Linaioli Tabernacle: St John the Baptist
c. 1433
Tempera on panel
Museo di San Marco, Florence

564*1600
True Color
105 Kb



Linaioli Tabernacle: St John the Evangelist
c. 1433
Tempera on panel
Museo di San Marco, Florence

534*1600
True Color
89 Kb



Linaioli Tabernacle (detail)
c. 1433
Tempera on wood, width: 20 cm
Museo di San Marco, Florence

420*1016
True Color
76 Kb



Linaioli Tabernacle (detail)
c. 1433
Tempera on wood, width: 20 cm
Museo di San Marco, Florence

406*1022
True Color
69 Kb



St Peter Preaching in the Presence of St Mark
c. 1433
Tempera on panel, 39 x 56 cm
Museo di San Marco, Florence

1246*800
True Color
171 Kb



Adoration of the Magi
c. 1433
Tempera on panel, 39 x 56 cm
Museo di San Marco, Florence

800*512
True Color
163 Kb



The Martyrdom of St Mark
c. 1433
Tempera on panel, 39 x 56 cm
Museo di San Marco, Florence

1221*800
True Color
173 Kb




Summary of paintings by Fra Angelico
Altarpieces
San Domenico | Prado | Linaioli | Last Judgment | Annunciation
Cortona Triptych | Perugia | San Marco | Trinitŕ | Various
Frescoes
Convent of San Marco: cells, others | Cappella Niccolina
Other works
Armadio degli Argenti | Various panels | Miscellaneous