|FILE : M.I.T. [Massachusetts Institute of Technology] 2|
|TITLE : Funeral of St. Eligius|
LOCATION: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rotch Library
DIMENSIONS: cm. 109 x 59, 5
PROVENANCE: Originally the panel was located in the St. Eligius window in the Milan Cathedral. Acquired by auction (1894) by Arthur Rotch . Gift by Mrs Horatio A. Lamb his sister
CRONOLOGY: before 1486
AUTHOR: Niccol˛ da Varallo (documented)
PATRONAGE: The Guild of Goldsmiths
SUBJECT/S: Funeral of St Eloi attended by the Queen Bathilde. In the lower part the inscription “D├ ELI [….] EXEQI ITER FUERE”
CRITICAL NOTES: As the others episodes of the St. Eligius window this scene reveals the narrative style peculiar to the Niccol˛ da Varallo. The artist offers a delicious portrait of the domestic life. About the style of Niccol˛ da Varallo see Milano Duomo 4.
CONDITION: Several stopgaps in the lower part and many heavy mending leads.
C. PIRINA – F. RATT╔ Two Stained Glass Panels from Milan cathedral in the Rotch Library, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in “Journal of Glass Studies” vol. 31, 1989, pag. 55-64;
M. H. CAVINESS Item Massachusetts Institut of Technology, Rotch Library in “Studies in the History of Art – Corpus Vitrearum Checklist I” vol. 15, 19 p. 58;
C. PIRINA Antonio da Pandino magister vitriatarum in “Arte lombarda”, 2001-2002, 31 – 41.
For the general bibliography on Niccol˛ da Varallo see also
Bibl. Duomo n. 5 e
Bibl. Duomo n. 6
PHOTOGRAPHIC REF: M.H. Caviness archives
COMPILER: Caterina Pirina april 2006