The central panel shows Christ crowning the Virgin surrounded by saints; while on the left shutter is the Nativity, on the right, the Crucifixion. Above are the Archangel Gabriel and the Virgin Annunciate. The reverse of the shutters shows scenes from the Birth and Life of the Virgin.

This triptych was painted for private devotions and is one of only two works by the artist known to have been made in Lombardy. It is not known for whom it was commissioned. The inclusion of gilded glass (verre eglomisé) in the spandrels of a panel is unusual.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
active probably 1349 - 63; died 1390/91
Full title
The Coronation of the Virgin, Scenes from the Lives of Joachim and Anna, and from the Life of the Virgin
Date made
1367
Medium and support
Egg tempera on poplar
Dimensions
48 x 25 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated and inscribed
Acquisition credit
Presented by Queen Victoria at the Prince Consort's wish, 1863
Inventory number
NG701
Location in Gallery