(b. ca. 1400, Vicchio nell Mugello, d. 1455, Roma)

Cortona Polyptych (central panel)

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

This Madonna with the Child and Angels is the central part of the altarpiece called Cortona Triptych. On the left panel St John the Evangelist and St John the Baptist, on the right panel St Mark and St Mary Magdalen are depicted. The ten predella pictures show episodes of the life of Saint Dominic and standing figures of saints. The altarpiece was damaged during the second World War and restored in 1946-50.