The Vision of the Blessed Gabriele

The Blessed Gabriele kneels and sees a vision of the Virgin and Child. The church, right, is San Francesco ad Alto, Ancona. The Blessed Gabriele was the Superior of this Franciscan convent, and was a member of the noble Anconese family of Ferretti. He died in 1456. His holy reputation was endorsed by the Pope in 1489. After this, the Ferretti rebuilt his tomb in San Francesco. The picture comes from this church in Ancona and was probably part of the tomb commission, hence its date.

Key facts

Artist dates
about 1430/5 - about 1494
Full title
The Vision of the Blessed Gabriele
Date made
probably about 1489
Medium and support
Egg and oil on poplar
141 x 87 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1861
Inventory number
Location in Gallery