Linaioli Tabernacle (c. 1433)
by Fra ANGELICO

The Arte de' Linaiuoli, the Guild of Linen Manufacturers, commissioned this altarpiece from Angelico in 1432, for the Residenza of the Guild in the Piazza Sant' Andrea in Florence. The mammoth frame, 520 cm high and 270 cm wide, was designed by Ghiberti and executed by three craftsmen in his workshop. With closed shutters it represents the statuesque figures of St Mark and St Peter, while with open doors the Virgin and Child Enthroned with St John the Baptist and St Mark. The three predella pictures are the Predicament of St Peter, the Adoration of the Magi and the Martyrdom of St Mark.



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Linaioli Tabernacle (shutters closed)
c. 1433
Tempera on panel, 260 x 330 cm
Museo di San Marco, Florence


Linaioli Tabernacle (shutters open)
c. 1433
Tempera on panel, 260 x 330 cm
Museo di San Marco, Florence


Linaioli Tabernacle: St John the Baptist
c. 1433
Tempera on panel
Museo di San Marco, Florence


Linaioli Tabernacle: St John the Evangelist
c. 1433
Tempera on panel
Museo di San Marco, Florence


Linaioli Tabernacle (detail)
c. 1433
Tempera on wood, width: 20 cm
Museo di San Marco, Florence


Linaioli Tabernacle (detail)
c. 1433
Tempera on wood, width: 20 cm
Museo di San Marco, Florence


St Peter Preaching in the Presence of St Mark
c. 1433
Tempera on panel, 39 x 56 cm
Museo di San Marco, Florence


Adoration of the Magi
c. 1433
Tempera on panel, 39 x 56 cm
Museo di San Marco, Florence


The Martyrdom of St Mark
c. 1433
Tempera on panel, 39 x 56 cm
Museo di San Marco, Florence



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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