Incoronazione della Vergine (c.1434-1435)

Angelico, Fra (c.1395-1455)

Incoronazione della Vergine (Coronation of the Virgin)
Tempera on poplar, 209 x 206 cm
Musée du LouvreParis

The miter-shaped cutout of the painted surface at the top is original. Main register of an altarpiece from which elements may be missing, particularly in the upper part. Predella: The Dream of Innocent III, The Apparition of Saint Peter and Saint Paul to Saint Dominic, Saint Dominic resurrecting Napoleone Orsini, Christ standing in his tomb with the Virgin and Saint John the Evangelist, The Dispute of Saint Dominic and the miracle of the Book, The monks’ meal served by the angels, The death of Saint Dominic.
Perhaps painted for an altar inserted in the rood screen of the church of the convent of San Domenico in Fiesole, thanks to subsidies from the Florentine Gaddi family (cf. Strehlke [1994], p. 33-34, 39-40). (Louvre)

Scenes depicted in the predella:

Dream of Innocent III and St. Dominic lifting the church.

Apparition of Saints Peter and Paul to Dominic.

Resurrection of Napoleone Orsini.

Christ rising from the tomb.

Dispute of Saint Dominic.

St. Dominic and his companions celebrating the foundation of the monastic community in the refectory.

Death of Saint Dominic.