Prado Altarpiece (1430-32)
by Fra ANGELICO

The altarpiece comes from the Church of San Domenico in Fiesole, it was sold and taken to Spain in 1611. The main painting is the Annunciation which repeats a design Fra Angelico also used in an Annunciation in Cortona and in another at the head of the stairs to the dormitory of his monastery, San Marco in Florence. There are five small predella pictures below the Annunciation, painted on the same panel, depicting the story of the Virgin.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 6 minutes):
Guillaume Dufay: Ave, maris stella, hymn for the feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary


Preview Picture Data Info
The Annunciation
1430-32
Tempera on wood, 194 x 194 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid


The Annunciation
1430-32
Tempera on wood, 154 x 194 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid


The Annunciation (detail)
1430-32
Tempera on wood
Museo del Prado, Madrid


The Annunciation (detail)
1430-32
Tempera on wood
Museo del Prado, Madrid


The Annunciation (detail)
1430-32
Tempera on wood
Museo del Prado, Madrid


The Annunciation (detail)
1430-32
Tempera on wood
Museo del Prado, Madrid



Summary of paintings by Fra Angelico
Altarpieces
San Domenico | Prado | Linaioli | Last Judgment | Annunciation
Cortona Triptych | Perugia | San Marco | TrinitÓ | Various
Frescoes
Convent of San Marco: cells, others | Cappella Niccolina
Other works
Armadio degli Argenti | Various panels | Miscellaneous



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