I need help!! I have been scouring the internet for years, looking for a painting that i saw in the Art Inst., Chicago around 1996-- just before I was shipped off to Army basic training. It was during this 'last fling' of wearing a sharp suit/ fine restaurants/ art museum that i came across the best piece of art i'd ever seen; to this day, I have never been able to identify it.
Here's what i remember-- it was at the top of the main stairs in the art museum, chicago, in what i believe was a permanent collections gallery. For whatever reason, the name Caravaggio comes to mind-- but now I'm certain (after exhaustive searching) that it's more likely that was the piece NEXT to it. The painting itself was pretty large (much larger than the average home-wall-hanging painting kind of thing), depicting a knight cowering before an Angel that was descending from the top center of the painting. One of the things i remember most/ liked best was the intricate details of the knight/ soldier? (sans helmet) and his armor, which included the curled leather straps of various parts of his armor, as he lay cowering in the bottom center of the painting before this powerful angel.
This piece, the Angel and Tobias, is very similar in theme to the painting I saw-- but it is definitely NOT the one. Can someone please help?!?!?!?