skip to content
The Annunciation, painting by Domenico Veneziano

Domenico Veneziano was one of the great innovators of Florentine painting. This is the central section of the predella of Veneziano’s signed altarpiece, which formerly adorned the high altar of the church of Santa Lucia de’ Magnoli in Florence and is now in the Uffizi. Probably painted around 1445, this altarpiece is considered to be one of the defining works of religious art in the first half of the fifteenth century. The main panel depicts The Virgin and Child enthroned between St Francis and St John the Baptist, St Zenobius and St Lucy. The predella consisted of five panels, each representing a scene from the life of the saint under which it was situated.