LOMBARDIA - Milano - Cathedral Museum
FILE : Milano Cathedral Museum 5
TITLE : Adoring Angels (d)

LOCATION: Milano, Cathedral, Museum

DIMENSIONS: 120 x 60 cms.

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

CHRONOLOGY: about 1544

AUTHOR: Currado Mochis da Colonia and his assistants (Giovanni de Croxis and Alessandro di Anversa ) (attribution)

SUBJECT(S): Angels adoring the Crucifixion

CRITICAL NOTES: This panel shows close analogies to the figures in the panels (painted during the first period of his activity in the Milan Cathedral) by Currado Mochis da Colonia and his assistants Giovanni de Croxis and Alessandro di Anversa, which are: The Descent to Limbo, The Resurrection, The Supper at Emmaus, The Incredulity of St. Thomas, The Transfiguration, The Entombment of Christ; panels which are taken from the Little Passion engravings by Durer. For this reason, C. Pirina believes that the glazier finished the crown of radiating angels surrounding the grandiose Crucifixion which was left unfinished by Pietro da Velate. Da Velate continued the Life of Jesus cycle painted by Antonio da Pandino adding several scenes of the Passion of Christ, but didn't complete da Pandino's work. Mochis brought this window, begun by da Velate, to completion.

For the history of the New Testament window see file Duomo 4

CONDITION: This panel is composed of assorted fragments ( wings, heads, arms..) from several panels of the same series.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: See Bibl. Milano Duomo

PHOTOGRAPHIC CREDITS: Fototeca Ven. Fabbrica del Duomo

TRANSLATION: Suzanne Miele