Fra Angelico painted the Bosco ai Frati Altarpiece c. 1450.  It appears to have been his last altarpiece.  


The Franciscan nature of this altarpiece is quite apparent.  Three Franciscan saints appear in the left side-panel (Sts. Anthony, Louis, and Francis) and a fourth (St. Bernardine) in the predella.  

This was Fra Angelico's second Franciscan altarpiece.  He had painted the first, the Certosa Altarpiece, some twenty years earlier. 

Virgin and Child, with 6 saints and 2 angels
Bosco ai Frati Altarpiece
c. 1450  (1452?)
Museo di San Marco, Florence




Left side-panel:  St. Anthony of Padua, St. Louis of Toulouse, St. Francis of Assisi;

Center-panel:  Virgin and Child enthroned with two angels

Right side-panel: Sts. Cosmas & Damian, St. Peter Martyr.

Predella: Christ as Man of Sorrows, 6 saints




Predella 


     The predella is unusual in that it presents Christ and six saints in [half-bust], rather than the more customary scenes from a saint's life.   The predella figures are identified as follows:  




Left: St. Dominic, St. Bernardine of Siena*, St. Peter;

Center:  Christ, as Man of Sorrows

Right: St. Paul, St. Jerome, St. Benedict.


Further information about the predella is available at the Italian edition of Wikipedia. 

* Note: St. Bernardine of Siena (1380-1444) was a Franciscan friar who died less than a decade before this altarpiece was painted.  He was canonized by Pope Nicholas V  in May, 1450.



Additional information and images:

Aiwaz (with predella):
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Wikimedia (with predella)

World Gallery of Art (without predella)
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