The Cortona Altarpiece (The Annunciation, 1433-34)
by Fra ANGELICO

This altarpiece, called Cortona Altarpiece (to be distinguished from the Cortona Triptych) and consisting of the Annunciation and six small predella pictures, was executed for the church San Domenico at Cortona, and in later centuries, probably during the French occupation, was transferred to the church Gesù, presently the Museo Diocesano.

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Preview Picture Data Info
Annunciation
1433-34
Tempera on wood, 175 x 180 cm
Museo Diocesano, Cortona


Annunciation
1433-34
Tempera on wood, 150 x 180 cm
Museo Diocesano, Cortona


Annunciation (detail)
1433-34
Tempera on wood
Museo Diocesano, Cortona


Annunciation (detail)
1433-34
Tempera on wood
Museo Diocesano, Cortona


Annunciation (detail)
1433-34
Tempera on wood
Museo Diocesano, Cortona


Birth of the Virgin
1433-34
Tempera on wood, 23 x 14 cm
Museo Diocesano, Cortona


Marriage of the Virgin
1433-34
Tempera on wood
Museo Diocesano, Cortona


Visitation
1433-34
Tempera on wood
Museo Diocesano, Cortona


Adoration of the Magi
1433-34
Tempera on wood
Museo Diocesano, Cortona


The Presentation of Christ in the Temple
1433-34
Tempera on wood, 17 x 26 cm
Museo Diocesano, Cortona


Death of the Virgin
1433-34
Tempera on wood
Museo Diocesano, Cortona


The Virgin Consigns the Habit to St Dominic
1433-34
Tempera on wood, 23 x 14 cm
Museo Diocesano, Cortona



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



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