Vision During a Mass

Belisario Corenzioca. 1630

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

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.

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  • Title: Vision During a Mass
  • Creator: Belisario Corenzio
  • Date Created: ca. 1630
  • 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.)
  • 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