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Description

The poignant Linaiuoli Madonna Altarpiece was painted in 1433 by the Florentine artist and Dominican friar Fra Angelico (Italian, 13871455). It tenderly presents the Madonna and Child surrounded by angel musicians, who bring uplifting holiday wishes on this unique card. Greeting: Gloria in excelsis Deo.

Produced in cooperation with the Museo di San Marco, Florence.

15 accordion-fold cards and 15 envelopes per box. 6 1/4'' x 4 7/8''.

  • 15 accordion-fold cards and 15 envelopes per box
  • 6 1/4'' x 4 7/8''
  • Greeting: Gloria in excelsis Deo

Art History

The artist and Dominican friar posthumously called Fra Angelico (Italian, 13871455) was known for most of his life as Fra Giovanni, the name he chose when he joined the convent of San Domenico in Fiesole. Not long after his death in 1455 he was praised as "the Angelic Painter" elevating him to the status of the great Dominican theologian Thomas Aquinas, called the Angelic Doctor. His life and work have been celebrated for centuries yet only recently has Fra Angelico's fundamental importance in the development of European painting been fully appreciated. Paralleling the achievements of the slightly younger Masaccio (1401ca. 1428), Fra Angelico pioneered many of the stylistic trends that distinguish the early Renaissance including the rational treatment of pictorial space and the volumetric modeling of forms with light and shadow. At every stage of his career, Fra Angelico remained at the forefront of artistic innovation in Florence.

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Description

The poignant Linaiuoli Madonna Altarpiece was painted in 1433 by the Florentine artist and Dominican friar Fra Angelico (Italian, 13871455). It tenderly presents the Madonna and Child surrounded by angel musicians, who bring uplifting holiday wishes on this unique card. Greeting: Gloria in excelsis Deo.

Produced in cooperation with the Museo di San Marco, Florence.

15 accordion-fold cards and 15 envelopes per box. 6 1/4'' x 4 7/8''.





  • 15 accordion-fold cards and 15 envelopes per box
  • 6 1/4'' x 4 7/8''
  • Greeting: Gloria in excelsis Deo




Art History

The artist and Dominican friar posthumously called Fra Angelico (Italian, 13871455) was known for most of his life as Fra Giovanni, the name he chose when he joined the convent of San Domenico in Fiesole. Not long after his death in 1455 he was praised as "the Angelic Painter" elevating him to the status of the great Dominican theologian Thomas Aquinas, called the Angelic Doctor. His life and work have been celebrated for centuries yet only recently has Fra Angelico's fundamental importance in the development of European painting been fully appreciated. Paralleling the achievements of the slightly younger Masaccio (1401ca. 1428), Fra Angelico pioneered many of the stylistic trends that distinguish the early Renaissance including the rational treatment of pictorial space and the volumetric modeling of forms with light and shadow. At every stage of his career, Fra Angelico remained at the forefront of artistic innovation in Florence.


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