Paolo Veneziano’s Coronation of the Virgin (Frick Diptych Series)

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“Since 2018 The Frick Collection, New York, has delighted readers with its Diptych series . . . They manage to be simultaneously accessible and informative . . . while offering readers the amusing challenge of discerning the clever rationale behind each pairing.”

—Yuriko Jackall, The Burlington Magazine, September 2022

The ninth volume in the Frick Diptych series focuses on Paolo Veneziano’s Coronation of the Virgin, “a panel of pure theater and music,” in the words of contemporary composer Nico Muhly. A lyrical text by Muhly is paired with a fascinating essay by Xavier F. Salomon investigating this breathtaking fourteenth-century depiction of the apocryphal moment when the Virgin is crowned Queen of Heaven.

Authors: Nico Muhly and Xavier F. Salomon

Publisher: The Frick Collection in association with D Giles Limited

Hardcover, 7 3/4 x 9 1/2 in., 72 pages, 34 color illustrations

ISBN: 9781913875152

Frick Diptych Series

Designed to foster critical engagement and interest specialist and non-specialist alike, each book in this series illuminates a single work in the Frick’s rich collection with an essay by a Frick curator paired with a contribution from a contemporary artist or writer.