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Homage to Fra Angelico

About 1927, Gleizes was invited by the priest in Serrières, in the Rhone Valley, to devise some mural decorations for his church. One of the proposed panels (the project was in the end vetoed by the Bishop) was based on Fra Angelico's Coronation of the Virgin. Jellett worked closely with him and made a major painting of her own on the same theme.