Glimpse From the Duomo, Milan

PhotographerNichol Elliot

ArtistAlice Elliot

CountryEngland, Scotland


VolumeSome Memories of a Scottish Photographer

AtelierThe Vandyck Printers Ltd. (Bristol & London)


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Architecture, Statuary


Image Dimensions: 18.5 x 11.9 | 19.1 x 12.6 cm glued along right margin
Support Dimensions: 24.8 x 19.0 cm

The following poem by Alice Elliot appears full-page opposite this photograph by Nichol Elliot, Glimpse From the Duomo, Milan:


The Duomo, Milan.

WHAT magic of far vista, ⎯towering height, ⎯
And ⎯mighty Art! ⎯what marvel of design,
In myriad laced felicities of line,
That half bewilder, half enthral the sight, ⎯
Where, poised ethereal in the lambent light,
Majestic angels fold their wings benign
O’er Lombardy, as once in Palestine
Amid the stars on Love’s Immortal Night.

This is old Milan’s marble moulded Thought,
Starry with angels, pinnacled with saints
Beyond what fantasy of dreamland paints:
And here, where man in forms of Beauty wrought
To aureole Christ, behold God’s double sign, ⎯
Victorious Hope, creative Pow’r Divine!


N E. mongram in lower right corner of print.

Glimpse From the Duomo, Milan