Giacomo Bertucci aka Jacopone da Faenza, Dispute on the coronation of the Madonna, with Saints Benedict, John, and Matthew the Evangelist, John the Baptist, Pope Celestine and the commissioner

Jacopone Bertucci,
Dispute on the coronation of the Madonna, with Saints Benedict, John, and Matthew the Evangelist, John the Baptist, Pope Celestine and the commissioner

Dispute on the coronation of the Madonna, with Saints Benedict, John, and Matthew the Evangelist, John the Baptist, Pope Celestine and the commissioner
wood, 1502-1579, 380×254 cm + frame 10 cm, Inv. n. 135

This work was produced in 1565 but was commissioned in 1562 by the Celestine monk Giovanni Battista Paravicini of Brisighella for the Church of the Celestines in Faenza.
The scene is divided into two parts: above, on a band of clouds is the depiction of the moment of the coronation of the Madonna by God the Father and Jesus Christ; below is the portrayal of the theological dispute between St. Benedict the Abbot in a white mitre, the Apostles St. John, with his emblem the eagle, and St. Matthew with the book of the Angel; in the centre, we see St. John the Baptist pointing at the sky and embracing the kneeling patron who commissioned the painting. Saint Pope Celestine is standing and giving his blessing.
The painting was acquired by the Pinacoteca following the Napoleonic suppressions.

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