The Coronation of the Virgin | MSK Gent
Ga naar inhoud (Enter)
Popular searches

The Coronation of the Virgin, ca. 1350

  • tempera, panel
  • 159.6 x 69 cm
  • Inv. 1903-A

Public Domain

Download PDF

Puccio di Simone worked in Florence around 1350. The Coronation of the Virgin is the central panel of a polyptych, which probably consisted of five panels and a predella. The Gemäldegalerie in Berlin has two side panels, portraying St Catherine and St Laurence respectively, in its collection. The panel in Ghent looks quite modern for its time because of the lavish use of gold embellishment. Christ is depicted placing a golden crown on the head of his mother, the Virgin Mary, which was a very popular theme in Christian art. At their feet six angel musicians celebrate the apotheosis of Mary’s life. In keeping with medieval tradition, the angels are much smaller, indicating their subordinate position in the hierarchy of figures. The decorative background and lack of perspective add a celestial atmosphere.


Puccio di Simone RKD
Florence 1346 - Florence 1360
painters (artists)AAT

Title The Coronation of the Virgin
Date ca. 1350
Period 14th century
Location Florence TGN
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings inscription below: AVE. MARIA. GRATIA. PRENANST.
Collection paintings AAT
Object type tempera paintings AAT
Inventory number 1903-A
Acquisition credit gift
Hulin de Loo, Georges Charles Nicolas Marie
Current whereabouts Work on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11D Christ Iconclass
11D3 Christ as adult Iconclass
11F the Virgin Mary Iconclass
11G21 angels singing, making music Iconclass
11G25 angels in adoration Iconclass
22C311 nimbus, halo ~ radiance emanating from persons or things Iconclass
48C7321 lyre, cithara, psaltery Iconclass
48C733 keyboard instruments Iconclass
48C7351 flute, aulos, tibia Iconclass
48C7352 horn, trumpet, cornet, trombone, tuba Iconclass
73 New Testament Iconclass
73C public life of Christ: from his baptism until the Passion Iconclass
73E792 coronation of Mary by Christ Iconclass
School / Style Proto-Renaissance AAT
Museum van Schoone Kunsten : Catalogus ; Oude Meesters, Schilderstukken, teekeningen, plaatsneden (met geschiedkundig overzicht) / Maurice Dupuis, Georges Charles Nicolas Marie Hulin de Loo, Fritz Van Loo. - Gent : Drukkerij F. De Vos, 1938 ; Gent : Stad Gent, 1938 (p. 104)
Primitivi italiani a Stoccarda / Roberto Longhi. - [s.l.] : [s.n.], [s.a.] (jg. 1, p. 47, nr. 7)
Chefs-d'oeuvre du Musée des Beaux-Arts de Gand (exposition itinérante 'Quarante chefs-d'oeuvre du Musée des Beaux-Arts de Gand' Bruxelles, Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, 12 février - 6 mars 1949 ; Liège, 12 mars - 3 avril 1949 ; Luxembourg, 9 avril - 1 mai 1949 ; Lille, 14 mai - 12 juin 1949) / Georges Chabot, Paul Eeckhout. - Brussel : Editions de la Connaissance, 1949 (p. 2 [Orcagna])
Guide du Musée des Beaux-Arts de Gand, Orné de 52 reproductions de tableaux : Extrait du guide illustré de Gand / Jos. Casier. - Gand : Anc. Maison d'édition Vanderpoorten, 1949 (p. 19)
Italian Pictures of the Renaissance : A List of the Principal Artists and their Works with an Index of Places / Bernard Berenson. - Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1953 (p. 166)
Puccio di Simone / Jan-Pieter Ballegeer. - [s.l.] : [s.n.], [s.a.] (p. 18-19)
Puccio di Simone / Willy Laureyssens. - [s.l.] : [s.n.], [s.a.] (p. 332, nr. 707)
Puccio di Simone / Hans Devisscher. - [s.l.]. - [s.n.]. - [s.a.]. - [s.l.]. - [s.n.]. - 1986 (p. 52-54, nr. 2)
Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent / Robert Hoozee. - Brussel : Ministerie van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap, 1988 (p. 150-152)
Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent = Museum of Fine Arts Ghent / Claudie De Guillebon, Jacques Ostier, Robert Hoozee, Monique Tahon-Vanroose. - Paris : Association des Amis de "Musées 2000", 1989 (p. 12, 13)
200 jaar verzamelen : Collectieboek Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent / Arnout Balis, Robert Hoozee, Maximiliaan P.J. Martens, Paul Van Haute. - Gent : Ludion, 2000 (p. 62 (ill. 90))
Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent : Catalogus schilderkunst ; Deel I: 14de - 18de eeuw ; Deel II: 19de - 20ste eeuw / Robert Hoozee, Johan De Smet, Bruno Fornari, Ruth Monteyne. - Gent : Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent, 2007 (dl. I, p. 11, 139 (ill.))
Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent : De collectie (tentoonstelling vanaf 21 maart 2021) / Johan De Smet, Bart Ooghe, Frederica Van Dam, Lieven Van Den Abeele, Cathérine Verleysen. - Gent : Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent, 2021
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Gand : La Collection (exposition dès le 21 mars 2021) / Johan De Smet, Bart Ooghe, Frederica Van Dam, Lieven Van Den Abeele, Cathérine Verleysen. - Gand : Musée des Beaux-Arts de Gand, 2021
Do you have any suggestions, questions or information about this work?
Write us,