Worshippers kneel at the steps of the altar. The priest officiating the mass, his back turned to the congregation is looking up in rapture, hands raised in amazement, to a vision of God the Father high on a cloud, upheld by angels, overlooking the Mass below, while the Dove of the Holy Spirit shines the light upon the Scriptures proferred by angels.


  • Title: Vision During a Mass
  • Creator: Belisario Corenzio
  • Creator Lifespan: 1590/1646
  • Date Created: ca. 1630
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund
  • Medium: Brush and gray, white, and light blue gouache on brown laid paper, lined
  • Provenance: Giovanni Piancastelli
  • Exhibitions: Sarasota, Fl.- The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, "Baroque Painters of Naples," Mar. 4 - Apr. 4, 1961, No. 45, rep.
  • Dimensions: 35.9 x 16.3 cm (14 1/8 x 6 7/16 in.)

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