Gentile da Fabriano was born in the town by which he is known around 1370. Fabriano, part of the Papal States, was quite prosperous at the time. At fifty he was at the height of his fame, worked in Florence, Siena and many other places, nearly every extant work was created in a different place. It was then that his hometown commissioned this Coronation of the Virgin. Gentile died some years later in Rome.