LOMBARDIA - Milano
FILE : Milano Duomo 19
TITLE : Grotesque (c)

LOCATION: Milano, Cathedral, sXIX window, panel 7b

DIMENSIONS: 60.5 x 48 cms.

PROVENANCE: Milano, Cathedral, New Testament window (sII )

CHRONOLOGY: 1562-1569

AUTHOR: Currado Mochis da Colonia (attribution)

SUBJECT(S): A gargoyle in yellow pot metal glass representing a lion protome supporting a fruit festoon

CRITICAL NOTES: C. Pirina noticing the close affinities with the grotesques of the Saint Catherine of Siena stained glass window (Milano, Cathedral, window n XI ) surely executed by Currado Mochis (1562), believes that this glazier painted this panel and the two preceeding panels to complete the New Testament window (see the files 17-18)

CONDITION: The gargoyle and the upper part of the red ribbon present two heavy mending leads. The fruit festoon is a replacement by P. Bertini.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: See Bibl. Milano Duomo

PHOTOGRAPHIC CREDITS: Fototeca Ven. Fabbrica del Duomo

TRANSLATION: Suzanne Miele