Enguerrand Quarton: Coronation of the Virgin (1453-4, 183×220 cm, oil on panel, Musee de l’Hospice, Villeneuve-les-Avignon, France)
Only a handful of Enguerrand Quarton’s paintings survive. But, most unusually, the contract commissioning his great Coronation of the Virgin still exists. Dated 14 April 1453, it itemises what Jean de Montagnac, the chaplain of the church, wanted the finished painting to show: paradise with the Holy Trinity and the Virgin, the world below with Rome and Jerusalem and hell underneath. But he left the face of the Virgin to the artist’s imaginationhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2010/oct/05/art-youve-never-seen#/?picture=367334640&index=9
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