GIOVANNI DA MILANO
(active 1350-69, Milano, Firenze)

Three pinnacle panels

c. 1365
Egg tempera on wood, 89 x 37 cm (each)
National Gallery, London

The three panels representing the Virgin, the Apocalyptic Christ (Son of Man), and St John the Baptist, come from a single altarpiece painted for an unknown location. Above each figure is a seraph in a quatrefoil. The outer frame moulding of all three panels is not original.

The pinnacle panels belonged to a polyptych (probably a triptych) of which two main tier panels survive: Christ Enthroned with Four Adoring Angels (Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan) and Eleven Saints (Galleria Sabauda, Turin). Two predella panels, one showing the Incredulity of St Thomas (Alana Collection, Newark, Delaware) and one showing the Resurrection (Private collection) have also been associated with the altarpiece.




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