© Estate of Albert Gleizes, ADAGP Paris / IVARO Dublin, 2018
Albert Gleizes, French, 1881-1953
Title: Coronation of the Virgin
Date: 1927-1929
Medium: Pochoir quinze couleurs (stencil with 15 colours)
Sheet: 48.9 x 52.8 cm
Signed: lower right: A Gleiz 27
Credit Line: Purchased, 2005
Object Number: NGI.19621
DescriptionIn 1927 Gleizes executed this gouache study, which relates to a proposed mural for the parish church of Serrières in the Rhône Valley. It is very similar in style and composition to Mainie Jellett’s oil Homage to Fra Angelico, exhibited in 1928 (Private Collection). Both works are based on Fra Angelico’s tempera on wood painting The Coronation of the Virgin, c.1435 (Uffizi, Florence). In 1921 Mainie Jellett and Evie Hone spent time at Gleizes’s Paris studio. Under his guidance, they experimented with geometric form, colour and rhythm.
ProvenancePurchased, Sotheby's, London, 23rd March 2005, Impressionist and Modern Art Sale, lot 226
Exhibition HistoryAnalysing Cubism, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 19 February - 19 May 2013; Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, 20 June - 1 September 2013; F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio, Banbridge, 14 September - 30 November 2013