The Coronation of the Virgin

The subject is more properly the Glorification of the Virgin, who is usually shown crowned by Christ and God the Father. Here the Virgin is crowned by angels (possibly as 'Regina angelorum' - Queen of angels) and elements of the Assumption are mingled with those of the Glorification.

The most evolved of Reni's treatments of the subject and generally dated about 1607.

Key facts

Artist dates
1575 - 1642
Full title
The Coronation of the Virgin
Date made
about 1607
Medium and support
Oil on copper
66.6 x 48.8 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by William Wells, 1847
Inventory number
Location in Gallery