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Fra Angelico, Blessing Redeemer

Key facts
Full title Blessing Redeemer
Artist Fra Angelico
Artist dates active 1417; died 1455
Date made about 1423
Medium and support Tempera on wood
Dimensions 28 × 22 cm
Acquisition credit On loan from His Majesty The King
Inventory number L10
Location Not on display
Image copyright On loan from His Majesty The King, Royal Collection Trust / © His Majesty King Charles III
Collection Main Collection
Blessing Redeemer
Fra Angelico

This painting on panel, which has been attributed to the workshop of Fra Angelico, was evidently the pinnacle of an altarpiece.

It has been suggested that it was above the central panel of Fra Angelico’s polyptych painted for the church of San Domenico in Fiesole, Italy. The predella is in the National Gallery Collection. This panel is not of the same technical quality as the predella, although this may be accounted for by the fact that as a pinnacle it would have been high up and not easily visible.

This painting is on loan from His Majesty The King

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