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Portrait of Saint Charles Borromeo Giovanni Ambrogio Figino (1548-1608)

Portrait of Saint Charles Borromeo

Giovanni Ambrogio Figino (1548-1608)

  • TITLE

    : Portrait of Saint Charles Borromeo
  • AUTHOR

    : Giovanni Ambrogio Figino (1548-1608)
  • INVENTARIO

    :
  • DATE

    : c. 1600
  • TYPE

    : Painting
  • TECNIQUE

    : Oil on canvas
  • DIMENSIONS

    : 50 × 40 cm
  • SUBJECT

    : Portrait
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    : 16th-17th century Lombard painting
  • ROOM

    : 6

Traditionally attributed to Giovanni Ambrogio Figino, this portrait of Saint Charles is in any case the work of a Lombard artist. It was made in the late sixteenth or early seventeenth century and reflects the devotional zeal which sprang up around the great Archbishop of Milan, and which culminated in his canonisation in 1610. Federico Borromeo referred to this portrait as the best that had ever been painted of Saint Charles.

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  • TITLE

    Portrait of Saint Charles Borromeo
  • AUTHOR

    Giovanni Ambrogio Figino (1548-1608)
  • INVENTARIO

  • DATE

    c. 1600
  • TYPE

    Painting
  • TECNIQUE

    Oil on canvas
  • DIMENSIONS

    50 × 40 cm
  • SUBJECT

    Portrait
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    16th-17th century Lombard painting
  • ROOM

    6

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