Saturday, September 29, 2007

A Feast of Angels 2

(b. 1450, Citta della Pieve, d. 1523, Perugia)
Polytych of Certosa di Pavia (details)
c. 1499
Oil on panel, 126,5 x 58 cm
National Gallery, London

The three panels (all cut down) shown in this picture represent the Archangel Michael (126 x 58 cm), the Virgin and Child with an Angel (127 x 64 cm), and the Archangel Raphael with Tobias 126 x 58 cm), respectively. These panels form a part of an altarpiece commissioned from Perugino for the Charterhouse of Pavia, a Carthusian monastery patronised by the Duke of Milan.