Corrado Mochis - Ruth and Boaz, about 1549-1557

Attributed to Corrado Mochis (Cologne, 1525 - 1569, Milan)

Ruth and Boaz, about 1549-1557

Pot metal glass and white glass with silver stain and sanguine, 112 x 61 cm (44 1/8 x 24 in.)

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Object details

Accession number

C28e17

Creators

  • Corrado Mochis (Cologne, 1525 - 1569, Milan) - primary
  • Giuseppe Arcimboldi (about 1527 - 1593) - designer

Provenance

Milan Cathedral, Italy, the Old Testament window of the apse.
Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner from the dealer A. Pickert, Nuremberg, for either 350 or 450 florins on 11 August 1875 (as German but origin unknown).

Bibliography

Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), pp. 256-57. (as the Holy Family with St. Anne, probably Swiss, early 16th century)
Giuseppe Marchini. "Vetri italiani in America." Arte in Europa. Scritti di storia dell' arte in onore di Edoardo Arslan (Milan, 1966), pp. 433-34, fig. 289b. (as from Milan Cathedral, probably Northern European, Tobias Bidding Farewell to His Parents (?))
Madeline H. Caviness (ed.). Medieval and Renaissance Stained Glass from New England Collections. Exh. cat. (Cambridge: Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University, 1978), p. 99 (as Scene with Tobias).
Catherine Pirina. "Stained Glass from Milan Cathedral in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum." Fenway Court (1983), pp. 34, fig. 11, 36. (as possibly Ruth and Boaz, by Corrado Mochis from Cologne after designs of Giuseppe Arcimboldi, about 1549-57)
Madeline H. Caviness et al. Stained Glass before 1700 in American Collections: New England and New York. Corpus Vitrearum Checklist I. Studies in the History of Art 15. (Washington: National Gallery of Art, 1985), p. 44, ill. (as Ruth and Boaz (?))
Alan Chong and Giovanna De Appolonia. The Art of the Cross: Medieval and Renaissance Piety in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Exh. cat. (Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 2001), pp. 18-19, 25 n.3.


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