The Cortona Polyptych (c. 1437)
by Fra ANGELICO

This polyptych, as shown by the recent restoration work, emerges from the combination of three wood panels, painted at different times and for different reasons. It was placed on a lateral altar in the church of St Dominic in Cortona. It was damaged during the Second World War.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 6 minutes):
Josquin Desprez: Benedicta es coelorum Regina, motet


Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Cortona Polyptych
c. 1437
Tempera and gold on panel, 218 x 240 cm
Museo Diocesano, Cortona

1173*1023
True Color
179 Kb



Cortona Polyptych (central panel)
c. 1437
Tempera and gold on panel, 137 x 68 cm
Museo Diocesano, Cortona

700*1417
True Color
158 Kb



Cortona Polyptych (detail)
c. 1437
Tempera and gold on panel, 31 x 47 cm
Museo Diocesano, Cortona

1228*1026
True Color
160 Kb



Cortona Polyptych (detail)
c. 1437
Tempera and gold on panel
Museo Diocesano, Cortona

921*900
True Color
89 Kb



Cortona Polyptych (detail)
c. 1437
Tempera and gold on panel
Museo Diocesano, Cortona

913*900
True Color
94 Kb



Cortona Polyptych (detail)
c. 1437
Tempera and gold on panel
Museo Diocesano, Cortona

706*700
True Color
74 Kb



Cortona Polyptych (detail)
c. 1437
Tempera and gold on panel
Museo Diocesano, Cortona

709*700
True Color
79 Kb



Cortona Polyptych (detail)
c. 1437
Tempera and gold on panel
Museo Diocesano, Cortona

1022*1200
True Color
193 Kb



Virgin with Child and Four Saints (detail of the predella)
c. 1437
Tempera and gold on panel, 23 x 230cm (entire predella)
Museo Diocesano, Cortona

1986*550
True Color
138 Kb



Virgin with Child and Four Saints (detail of the predella)
c. 1437
Tempera and gold on panel, 23 x 230cm (entire predella)
Museo Diocesano, Cortona

2004*550
True Color
153 Kb



Virgin with Child and Four Saints (detail of the predella)
c. 1437
Tempera and gold on panel, 23 x 230cm (entire predella)
Museo Diocesano, Cortona

1996*550
True Color
145 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