Last week, I wrote a little about the history of Niccolo di Ser Sozzo’s Angel in the Music Room of The Hyde. The post was in response to questions about the painting from Alexandra Kiely of the Scholarly Skater blog. Alexandra wondered why the angel appears so “grumpy.”
When Hyde Director of Communications Rhonda Triller saw the blog, she remembered overhearing Museum Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programming Jonathan Canning explain during a tour that the crossed-arm pose displayed in Angel is believed to be a sign of reverence.
Rhonda put Jonathan in touch with Alexandra, and she wrote about the information he provided her. The resulting article was published by Daily Art Magazine. To read it, click here.