Perugia Triptych (1447-48)
by Fra ANGELICO

This altarpiece was painted for the St Nicholas Chapel in the church of San Domenico at Perugia. The central panel depicts the Virgin and Child Enthroned with Four Angels while the side panels represent St Dominic and St Nicholas of Bari, as well as St John the Baptist and St Catherine of Alexandria. The three predella scenes depict the story of St Nicholas. The triptych was dismembered and presently it is displayed without its original frame in the Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria in Perugia, except two predella panels which are in the Pinacoteca Vaticana.

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Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Perugia Altarpiece (in modern frame)
1447-48
Tempera and gold on panel
Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, Perugia

1206*1000
True Color
213 Kb



Perugia Altarpiece
1447-48
Tempera and gold on panel, 128 x 88 cm (central), 102 x 75 cm (each side)
Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, Perugia

1506*1000
True Color
197 Kb



Perugia Altarpiece (central panel)
1447-48
Tempera and gold on panel, 130 x 77 cm
Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, Perugia

800*1287
True Color
164 Kb



Perugia Altarpiece (left panel)
1447-48
Tempera and gold on panel, 95 x 73 cm
Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, Perugia

844*1200
True Color
164 Kb



Perugia Altarpiece (right panel)
1447-48
Tempera and gold on panel, 95 x 73 cm
Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, Perugia

869*1200
True Color
170 Kb



The Story of St Nicholas
1447-48
Tempera and gold on panel, 34 x 60 cm
Pinacoteca, Vatican

1343*750
True Color
177 Kb



Story of St Nicholas: Birth of St Nicholas (detail)
1447-48
Tempera and gold on panel
Pinacoteca, Vatican

676*718
True Color
92 Kb



The Story of St Nicholas: Giving Dowry to Three Poor Girls
1447-48
Tempera and gold on panel
Pinacoteca, Vatican

714*712
True Color
86 Kb



The Story of St Nicholas: St Nicholas saves the ship
1447-48
Tempera and gold on panel, 34 x 60 cm
Pinacoteca, Vatican

1429*750
True Color
169 Kb



The Story of St Nicholas: St Nicholas saves the ship (detail)
1447-48
Tempera and gold on panel
Pinacoteca, Vatican

818*996
True Color
145 Kb



The Story of St Nicholas
1447-48
Tempera and gold on panel, 34 x 60 cm
Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, Perugia

1400*754
True Color
231 Kb



The Story of St Nicholas: The Liberation of Three Innocents
1447-48
Tempera and gold on panel
Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, Perugia

1028*1000
True Color
230 Kb



The Story of St Nicholas: The Death of the Saint
1447-48
Tempera and gold on panel
Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, Perugia

900*1132
True Color
208 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