Rome, Nunes collection; Milan, Catelbarco Albani collection
The closest stylistic comparison with the two angels can be made with the angels with candlesticks at the Tomb of Cardinal Adam Easton († 1397) in Santa Cecilia in Rome. This monument is the work of the Florentine sculptor Giovanni d’Ambrogio, who built it with the help of his son, Lorenzo di Giovanni, between 1398 and 1399. The two angels are so closely linked to the sculptures by Lorenzo di Giovanni in Santa Cecilia that the hypothesis of their provenance from the circle of works created for the tomb of Cardinal Adam Easton, is, from all possible hypotheses, the most likely. This monumental tomb can be reconstructed as an autonomous work free from wall support. The documents tell us that it was placed in the “chapel of the Madonna, to the right next to the apse” in Santa Cecilia.
E. Carli, Arte senese e arte pisana, Umberto Allemandi & C., Turin 1996, pp. 67-68, plate 41