|FILE : Château du Hac (Canton d’Évran) 2|
|TITLE : St. Michael|
LOCATION: Château du Hac upper room 1th floor north wall, B window. The actual location has been realized by one of the last owner of the castle, Mr Etienne Paillard who about 1935 beautified the building with several stained glass panels acquired by auction.
DIMENSIONS: cm. 113 x 48
PROVENANCE: From the rear choir central window - the “finestra de la raza” - in the Milan Cathedral
AUTHOR: Cristoforo de’ Mottis (documented)
SUBJECT/S: St Michael with his angels breaks in to the multihead dragon drawing the sword - St. John Apocalypse chapt. 12
CRITICAL NOTES: The panel reveals the style of Cristoforo de’ Mottis on account of the flowing design very similar to the two panels Habebat mensuram…and Apertio secondi sigilli painted by Cristoforo for the rear choir window in the Milan Cathedral (the only ones remnants in situ – see Milano Duomo 1). The same ‘aristocratic’ style is recognizable in the St. John the Evangelist window executed by Cristoforo for the Notaries Guild, see Milano Duomo 3
CONDITION: The original panel is inserted in clear modern supplement emulating the Tudor stained glass window. The St Michael curls and the dragon coils are repainted
MS. : SRIB, dossier.
PIRINA CATERINA, Le vetrate del duomo di Milano, Milano, 1986, p. 315 (Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi, Italia, vol. IV); DÉCENEUX (MARC) ET PAILLARD (ÉTIENNE), Le château du Hac, Cion, 1986. Flohic, 1998, p. 345-346. DÉCENEUX (MARC) ET ROUX (BRICE), Le château du Hac, Bécherel, 2004, p. 18 et 24.
For the general bibliography on Cristoforo de’ Mottis , see Bibl. Duomo n 1 and Bibl. Duomo 3
PHOTOGRAPHIC REF: cl. SRIB.(CV France)
COMPILER: Caterina Pirina april 2006