(b. ca. 1400, Vicchio nell Mugello, d. 1455, Roma)
Panel, 195 x 158 cm
Santa Maria delle Grazie, San Giovanni Valdarno
The attribution and the datation of this painting was long debated. However, after a successful restoration it is today appreciated as one of the painter's masterpieces. The artist returned time after time to his favourite theme of the angel bringing the news and the devout Mary in a posture of humble acceptance.
The size of the main panel is 149 x 158 cm, while the five predella panels, representing five scenes of the life of the Virgin (the Marriage of the Virgin, the Visitation, the Adoration of the Magi, the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple, and the Funeral of the Virgin), have the size of 17 x 26 cm each.