As reported by The Art Newspaper, Madrid’s Museo del Prado has acquired The Virgin of the Pomegranate by Fra Angelico, an early Renaissance painter and Dominican friar famous for his fresco cycle in the Monastery of San Marco in Florence.

The painting was bought from the collection of the Dukes of Alba, one of Spain’s preeminent noble families. The 19th Duke, Martínez de Irujo, has also donated a small panel depicting Saint Anthony Abbot’s death, recently attributed to Fra Angelico thanks to research conducted at the Prado.

Guido di Pietro, known as Fra Angelico (Mugello, 1390 – Rome, 1455), The Virgin and Child with two Angels or The Virgin with a Pomegranate, c.1426  

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