After a year-long restoration, the Madonna del latte by Marco d’Oggiono (c. 1470 – c. 1530) returns to the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.
The masterpiece, an oil on panel, stolen from the Milanese museum in the middle of the last century, recovered and returned thanks to the intervention of the Carabinieri del Nucleo per la Tutela del patrimonio Culturale of Monza in 2021 – after a Milanese art dealer had addressed to the Special Unit to ascertain its origin – it was restored by Luigi Parma’s studio in Milan, thanks to the patronage of ARTE Generali.
The Madonna del latte by Marco d’Oggiono, a follower of Leonardo da Vinci, was part of the collection that Cardinal Federico Borromeo had acquired over time and which he would later donate in 1618 to the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. The work has always been exhibited in the Pinacoteca, where it is still recorded in 1951 in the guide of the Pinacoteca written by the Prefect Giovanni Galbiati.
The Madonna del latte by Marco D’Oggiono is now displayed in Room 3 of the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana together with the works of other great exponents of the Lombard Renaissance.