Presentation at the Temple (Fra Angelico)

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Presentazione di Gesù al Tempio is a fresco by Fra Angelico made for a monastery.[1][2] This is one of a limited number of paintings whose composition and brightness suggest that the monk Fra Angelico was involved in their creation. However some of the painting indicated that less skilled hands also assisted. The painting dates from 1450 to 1452 when Angelico was the Prior of San Domenico in Fiesole.[3] Today the work can be seen at the National Museum of San Marco in Florence.


  1. ^ Renaissance: God in Man, A.D. 1300 to 1500: But Amid Its Splendors, Night Falls on Medieval Christianity. Christian History Project. January 2010. p. 225. ISBN 978-0-9689873-8-4.
  2. ^ John Pope-Hennessy, Beato Angelico, Scala, Firenze 1981.
  3. ^ Fra Angelico, Encyclopædia Britannica, retrieved 16 July 2014