(b. ca. 1400, Vicchio nell Mugello, d. 1455, Roma)
Virgin and Childc. 1435
Detached sinopia, 116 x 76 cm
Convento di San Domenico, Fiesole
This sinopia was discovered beneath a fresco (poorly repainted in the 19th century) above the doorway of the new Novitiate of the monastery in Fiesole. During the restoration in 1960 the original surface reappeared and the sinopia was removed for conservation. It reveals the unmistakable style of Fra Angelico.