VAL D'AOSTA - Aosta
FILE : Cathedral 4
TITLE : St. Jucundus

LOCATION: Aosta, Cathedral, apse sIII window

DIMENSIONS: lancet window composed by 5 panels; h. 385 cms. x w. 85 cms.

PROVENANCE: original location

CHRONOLOGY: end of the XV century (recorded: restoration of the cathedral in 1493)

AUTHOR: local school

PATRONAGE: Antoine D’Avise, Canon of Aosta Cathedral from 1482, then vicar of Aosta Diocese.

SUBJECT: St. Jucundus, St. Gratus’ deacon and Bishop of Aosta (Vth century). Feast 29 January. Represented as a middle-aged, ascetic-looking bishop, wearing a mitre and a cope, holding an open book in one hand and a crozier in the other. The cope is richly adorned with jewels and decorated with embroidered figures of apostles. The figure is included in a rich Renaissance niche. The coat of arms of D’Avise family stands out in the centre of the first panel.

CRITICAL NOTES: The bright colours are noteworthy. The setting has many elements in common with St. Gratus window, (see Aosta cattedrale 1)the face of the Saint is similar to that of St. John the Baptist window. (see Aosta cattedrale 5)

CONDITIONS: The stained glass window shows surface corrosion, many lost panels and broken framing columns. Several stop-gaps; mending leads at the top. The first panels are heavily overpainted.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:BIBLIOGRAPHY: see Bibl. Cattedrale di Aosta .

PHOTOGRAPHIC REFERENCE: photographic files Emanuela Linda Cappa (Photo Domenico Grossi, Aosta, March 1998)

EDITOR: Emanuela Linda Cappa, May 2003