An Adoring Angel
This painting is part of the group: Shutters from a Triptych

This panel and 'An Angel' are the outsides of the wings of an altarpiece, probably from a triptych. The inside of the wings were painted with images of 'Saint Joseph' and 'Saint Jerome', also in the Collection. The central image of the altarpiece, presumably of the Virgin, is lost. When the two panels were shut, the inscriptions would read 'Ave Regina Coelorvm' (Hail Queen of Heaven).

It has recently been maintained that this group of works is in fact from Moretto's studio, probably dating from about 1540.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
about 1498 - 1554
Full title
An Adoring Angel
Group
Date made
about 1540
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
154 x 54.2 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by the Misses Cohen as part of the John Samuel collection, 1906
Inventory number
NG2091
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Shutters from a Triptych

Painting
Moretto da Brescia
about 1540
Moretto da Brescia: 'An Adoring Angel'
Painting
Moretto da Brescia
about 1540
Moretto da Brescia: 'Saint Joseph'
Painting
Moretto da Brescia
about 1540
Moretto da Brescia: 'Saint Jerome'