The Coronation of the Virgin

The 'Coronation of the Virgin', the centre panel of the altarpiece, shows Mary being crowned Queen of Heaven by her son Jesus Christ, in the presence of saints and choirs of angels with musical instruments.

The altarpiece comes from the Camaldolese monastery (now destroyed) of San Benedetto fuori della Porta Pinti, Florence. It is a smaller version of one painted in 1414 for the main church of the order in Florence, where Lorenzo Monaco was a monk.

Key facts

Artist dates
active 1399; died 1423 or 1424
Full title
The Coronation of the Virgin: Central Main Tier Panel
Date made
Medium and support
Egg tempera on wood
220.5 x 115.2 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1902
Inventory number
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: San Benedetto Altarpiece