Saints appear in almost all of Fra Angelico's works, whether in fresco or on independent panels.   Below are those few works which do not fit into a more general category (e.g., altarpiece; reliquary; predella; fresco, panel, etc.).

St. Stephen and St. Laurence - Niccoline Chapel

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           [Predella panels, e.g., Naming of St. John Baptist; roundels; V&C; Last Judgments; frescoes, most esp. Niccoline chapel!  Note: usually are supporting cast, except in Niccoline chapel!]

Prophets:  Orvieto Ceiling. 

Altarpieces (all);
Niccolina Capella!  

Madonna and Child;

Reliquaries (?);
Predellas (altarpieces; reliquaries; tabernacle; silhouette; frescoes; Armadio; San Marco frescoes)

See St. Francis, Crucifixion silhouete. 

Penitent St. Jerome
Tempera on wood panel
c. 1420
56.5 x 41.2 cm. (1' 10-1/4 x 1' 4-1/4 in.)
Princeton Art Museum


Predella Panels
of unknown origin

The four single panels below are believed to be predella panels from various dismembered altarpieces.   (Note that the first three are all in the United States; the fourth is in the San Marco Museum, Florence.) 

           St. Lucy Altarpiece

St. Anthony Tempted by Gold
c. 1436
(7.8" x 11")
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

This painting illustrates an episode from the life of St. Anthony Abbot (c. 251-356), regarded as the founder of monasticism.   St. Anthony had distributed his property to the poor and retreated to the Egyptian desert, where he endured various temptations orchestrated by Satan.  Here St. Anthony is resisting the temptations presented by a lump of gold, representing worldly wealth. 

Museum page - nice zoom! 

Moved to Altarpiece fragments: 

St. Dominic Meeting St. Francis
c. 1430
26 x 26.7 cm. (10.25" x 10.5")
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
(Note: Samuel H. Kress Foundation)

(Note: does not appear to be from the Certosa/Compagnia;  Cortona; or Coronation (Louvre); . . . altarpieces.) 

Kress Foundation:
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Kress - try

St. James the Greater and Philetus freeing Hermogenes,
c. 1426-29
26.8 x 23.8 cm  (
10-9/16" x 9-3/8")
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

Kimbell exhibition and publication (2008-09). 

According to the thirteenth-century Golden Legend,  the magician Hermogenes had sent devils to conquer the apostle Saint James the Greater.  The devils had instead bound Hermogenes himself.   In the painting, St. James taps Philetus, a Christian convert, on the shoulder, thereby empowering him to loosen Hermogenes' and free him. 

This painting originally formed part of the predella of a dismantled altarpiece.  (Recently, the Pontassieve Madonna (Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence) has been proposed as its central panel.) 

Zachary Naming St. John the Baptist,
26 x 24 cm (10.24" x 9.45")
Museo di San Marco, Florence

Info page
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