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The Nativity


Fra Angelico (Fra Giovanni da Fiesole)


c. 1425-1430

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G343
The Nativity, Fra Angelico (Fra Giovanni da Fiesole)
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Medium: Paintings | Tempera on poplar panel
Size: 11 1/8 x 6 1/2 in. (28.26 x 16.51 cm) (panel)11 x 6 1/2 in. (27.94 x 16.51 cm) (sight)14 5/8 x 9 x 1 3/4 in. (37.15 x 22.86 x 4.45 cm) (outer frame)
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Florence and Empoli
Culture: Europe, Italy
Style: 15th century
Inscriptions: Written on verso: [215 Ecole primitive (Italie XV siecle) La Nativite (Galerie Borghese)Stamp on verso LC: [2252]Stamp on verso LR: (small, faded with coat of arms)
Physical Description: Mary, Joseph, and the newborn Christ (Nativity)
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Miss Tessie Jones in memory of Herschel V. Jones
Accession Number: 68.41.8
Artist: Fra Angelico (Fra Giovanni da Fiesole), Italian (Florence), 1387 - 1455
Role: Artist
Nationality: Italian
Life Dates: Italian (Florence), 1387 - 1455
Added to Site: February 28, 2009