The Cortona Polyptych (c. 1437)
by Fra ANGELICO

This polyptych, as shown by the recent restoration work, emerges from the combination of three wood panels, painted at different times and for different reasons. It was placed on a lateral altar in the church of St Dominic in Cortona. It was damaged during the Second World War.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 6 minutes):
Josquin Desprez: Benedicta es coelorum Regina, motet


Preview Picture Data Info
Cortona Polyptych
c. 1437
Tempera and gold on panel, 218 x 240 cm
Museo Diocesano, Cortona


Cortona Polyptych (central panel)
c. 1437
Tempera and gold on panel, 137 x 68 cm
Museo Diocesano, Cortona


Cortona Polyptych (detail)
c. 1437
Tempera and gold on panel, 31 x 47 cm
Museo Diocesano, Cortona


Cortona Polyptych (detail)
c. 1437
Tempera and gold on panel
Museo Diocesano, Cortona


Cortona Polyptych (detail)
c. 1437
Tempera and gold on panel
Museo Diocesano, Cortona


Cortona Polyptych (detail)
c. 1437
Tempera and gold on panel
Museo Diocesano, Cortona


Cortona Polyptych (detail)
c. 1437
Tempera and gold on panel
Museo Diocesano, Cortona


Cortona Polyptych (detail)
c. 1437
Tempera and gold on panel
Museo Diocesano, Cortona


Virgin with Child and Four Saints (detail of the predella)
c. 1437
Tempera and gold on panel, 23 x 230cm (entire predella)
Museo Diocesano, Cortona


Virgin with Child and Four Saints (detail of the predella)
c. 1437
Tempera and gold on panel, 23 x 230cm (entire predella)
Museo Diocesano, Cortona


Virgin with Child and Four Saints (detail of the predella)
c. 1437
Tempera and gold on panel, 23 x 230cm (entire predella)
Museo Diocesano, Cortona



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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