LOMBARDIA - Milano - Cathedral Museum
FILE : Milano Cathedral Museum 10
TITLE : St. John the Evangelist on the Isle of Patmos

LOCATION: Milano, Cathedral, Museum

DIMENSIONS: 115 x 60.5 cms.

PROVENANCE: Milano, Cathedral, St. John the Evangelist window (sXX)

CHRONOLOGY: 1473-78

AUTHOR: Cristoforo de' Mottis (documented)

SUBJECT(S): St.John the Evangelist on the isle of Patmos writing the text of the Apocalypse

CRITICAL NOTES: C. Pirina identifying the subject and recognizing the vast perspective and the palette using emerald green,ruby red and dull violet, typical of Cristoforo de' Mottis' style, detecting also well that the little temple in the background is a copy of Colleoni Chapel, attributes this panel to the group painted by Cristoforo de' Mottis for the St. John the Evangelist window. A modern copy is now in situ (window sXX, panel 1b)

PATRONAGE: The Notaries College

CONDITION: Loss of grisaille more or less throughout. The head is a replacement by P. Bertini

BIBLIOGRAPHY: See Bibl. Milano Duomo

PHOTOGRAPHIC CREDITS: Fototeca Ven. Fabbrica del Duomo

TRANSLATION: Suzanne Miele