Ambrosiana

Crib Federico Barocci o Baroccio detto il Fiori (1535-1612) (replica di)

Crib

Federico Barocci o Baroccio detto il Fiori (1535-1612) (replica di)

  • TITLE

    : Crib
  • AUTHOR

    : Federico Barocci o Baroccio detto il Fiori (1535-1612) (replica di)
  • DATE

    : c. 1599
  • TYPE

    : Painting
  • TECNIQUE

    : Oil on canvas
  • DIMENSIONS

    : 135.4 × 110 cm
  • SUBJECT

    : Sacred art
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    : Late 16th century painting
  • ROOM

    : 6

Federico Borromeo considered this beautiful painting as “one of the dearest things I possess”. It has been suggested that he kept it in his study in the archbishop’s palace, and indeed it entered the Ambrosiana collection only after his death. There have been long discussions about the authorship of the work, but it has recently been affirmed that “the definition of autograph replica for the Milan specimen is the most appropriate”. An identical painting, probably the original version seen by Federico Borromeo, is now in the Museo del Prado in Madrid and it was donated in 1605 to Margaret of Austria, Queen of Spain, by Francesco Maria Della Rovere, Duke of Urbino. It is interesting to note how there is a total lack of any natural or artificial source of light, since the entire scene is flooded with divine light that radiates from the face of the Infant Jesus, just as we are told in one of the apocryphal gospels.

YOU MAY BE ALSO BE INTERESTED:

  • TITLE

    Crib
  • AUTHOR

    Federico Barocci o Baroccio detto il Fiori (1535-1612) (replica di)
  • DATE

    c. 1599
  • TYPE

    Painting
  • TECNIQUE

    Oil on canvas
  • DIMENSIONS

    135.4 × 110 cm
  • SUBJECT

    Sacred art
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    Late 16th century painting
  • ROOM

    6

WHAT’S ON

SUMMER 2020:<br>GROUP RESERVATIONS

Pinacoteca

SUMMER 2020: GROUP RESERVATIONS

Summer 2020 booking procedures and opening hours for groups

30/06/2020
NEWS
SUMMER AT THE PINACOTECA AMBROSIANA

Pinacoteca

SUMMER AT THE PINACOTECA AMBROSIANA

JULY-AUGUST 2020: New opening hours for summer 2020

30/06/2020
NEWS
JULY-AUGUST 2020: READING ROOM OPENING HOURS

Biblioteca

JULY-AUGUST 2020: READING ROOM OPENING HOURS

Access rules and opening hours until August 31.

26/06/2020
NEWS
THE COPPOLA DONATION: A PAINTING BY MASSIMO D’AZEGLIO ENHANCES THE AMBROSIANA COLLECTIONS

Ambrosiana

THE COPPOLA DONATION: A PAINTING BY MASSIMO D'AZEGLIO ENHANCES THE AMBROSIANA COLLECTIONS

The work, a Landscape with a lake by Massimo d'Azeglio, is currently displayed in Room 19.

10/06/2020
NEWS
AUTOGRAPH WRITINGS BY FAMOUS WOMEN FROM THE AMBROSIANA COLLECTIONS

Ambrosiana

AUTOGRAPH WRITINGS BY FAMOUS WOMEN FROM THE AMBROSIANA COLLECTIONS

The exhibition shows a series of autograph documents of prominent women kept in the Ambrosiana.

30/05/2020-06/09/2020
Exhibition
ANATOMY FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO LEONARDO DA VINCI

Ambrosiana

ANATOMY FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO LEONARDO DA VINCI

The exhibition presents a selection of volumes that trace the history of medical studies from the beginning of the millennium to the time when Leonardo da Vinci was active, together with seven sheets of the Atlantic Code of anatomical subject.

30/05/2020-06/09/2020
Exhibition