Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE B: ITALIAN ART
Preferred Title:
Tabernacle of the Linaioli
Alternate Title:
Tabernacle of the Linen-Drapers Guild
Image View:
Overall view, with shutters open, showing St. John the Baptist on the left and the patron saint of the guild, St. Mark, (usually wrongly identified as St. John the Evangelist), on the right
Creator:
Fra Angelico (Italian painter, ca. 1400-1455); Lorenzo Ghiberti (Italian sculptor, ca.1381-1455)
Location:
repository: Museo di San Marco (Florence, Tuscany, Italy)
Location Note:
Convent of San Marco, Pilgrim Room; Piazza San Marco 3
GPS:
43.778198 11.259329
Date:
1433-1436 (creation)
Cultural Context:
Italian
Style Period:
Fifteenth century; Renaissance
Work Type 1:
altarpiece
Work Type 2:
panel painting
Classification:
Paintings
Material:
tempera on wood panel; gilding
Technique:
gilding (technique); painting and painting techniques
Measurements:
520 cm (height, including frame) x 270 cm (width, including frame, shutters closed)
Subjects:
music; New Testament; saints; Angels; Jesus Christ; John, the Baptist, Saint; Mark, Saint; Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint; Peter, the Apostle, Saint; triptych
Description:
The sumptuous winged triptych depicting the Virgin and Child enthroned with Saints John the Baptist, Mark and Peter (1433-1436), commissioned by the Florentine Arte de’ Linaiuoli (the Linenworkers Guild) and thus known as the Linaiuoli (or Linaioli) Tabernacle, is Fra Angelico’s earliest surviving painting of unambiguous date. The guild officers commissioned Lorenzo Ghiberti to design the marble frame, which was completed by 1433. The painting is the largest single-panel image of the Virgin and Child executed in the 15th century; the saints are depicted on arched shutters. The predella consists of three independent, framed scenes (39 x 56 cm each). (Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordart online.com/)
Collection:
Adjunct Module B: Italian Art
Identifier:
7A1-FA-CSM-TLD-A02
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Tabernacle of the Linaioli