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Sacra Conversazione Ambrogio da Fossano detto il Bergognone (1453-1523)

Sacra Conversazione

Ambrogio da Fossano detto il Bergognone (1453-1523)

  • TITLE

    : Sacra Conversazione
  • AUTHOR

    : Ambrogio da Fossano detto il Bergognone (1453-1523)
  • INVENTARIO

    :
  • DATE

    : c. 1485
  • TYPE

    : Painting
  • TECNIQUE

    : Tempera and oil on panel
  • DIMENSIONS

    : 242 × 182 cm
  • SUBJECT

    : Sacred art
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    : Late 15th century Lombard painting
  • ROOM

    : 2

Literally a “holy conversation”, a Sacra Conversazione is a representation of the Virgin and Child enthroned, surrounded by a number of saints, as we see in this majestic panel, which was originally in the church of Sant’Epifanio in Pavia. It was later taken to the more famous San Pietro in Ciel d’Oro, also in Pavia, and eventually came to the Ambrosiana in 1777. The Virgin is seated on a high throne with the Child on her lap, blessing the donor, who commissioned the painting and who is seen kneeling with cap in hand as a mark of respect: this is the pronotary Gerolamo Calagrani, shown in ecclesiastic attire. Behind him, on the left there are Saint Jerome, Saint Augustine, Saint Ambrose and Saint Gregory the Great. The second group of saints form a crowd on the right: Saint Epiphanius, Saint Liberata, Saint Luminosa and Saint Speciosa.

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  • TITLE

    Sacra Conversazione
  • AUTHOR

    Ambrogio da Fossano detto il Bergognone (1453-1523)
  • INVENTARIO

  • DATE

    c. 1485
  • TYPE

    Painting
  • TECNIQUE

    Tempera and oil on panel
  • DIMENSIONS

    242 × 182 cm
  • SUBJECT

    Sacred art
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    Late 15th century Lombard painting
  • ROOM

    2

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