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Rare Fra Angelico painting at auction – missing section of dismembered masterpiece -UPDATED with sale results

October 23, 2012

Lot 1 Fra Angelico, Scene from the Thebaid (1430-1435), Fra Angelico and Atelier (Vicchio di Mugello 1395-1400 – Rome 1455), tempera on panel, 27.5 x 38.5 cm, Estimate: EUR 200,000-400,000. This painting sold for EUR 445,000. (Click to Enlarge)

On Saturday, October 27, 2012, at LeClere in Marseilles a portion of the dismembered Thebaid by Fra Angelico will come to auction.  In 2001, this work was identified as the missing link among four other panels from a painting about monastic life. More information is available from the sale’s dedicated catalogue.

Composite showing five sections of the dismembered Thebaid by Fra Angelico. (Click to Enlarge)

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