Ambrosiana

The Adoration with Saint Roch Gian Pietro Rizzoli detto Giampietrino (1508-1549)

The Adoration with Saint Roch

Gian Pietro Rizzoli detto Giampietrino (1508-1549)

  • TITLE

    : The Adoration with Saint Roch
  • AUTHOR

    : Gian Pietro Rizzoli detto Giampietrino (1508-1549)
  • DATE

    : c. 1523 - 1524
  • TYPE

    : Painting
  • TECNIQUE

    : Tempera and oil on panel
  • DIMENSIONS

    : 150 × 120 cm
  • SUBJECT

    : Sacred art
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    : 16th century Lombard painting
  • ROOM

    : 3

This Leonardesque panel comes from the church of San Sepolcro, which is now an integral part of the Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana. Putti musicians cheer the Infant Jesus and Saint Roch joins in the adoration of the Child. The saint is identified by his pilgrim staff and cape, by the wound on his leg caused by the plague, and by the dog with the loaf. Since the saint was particularly invoked during times of plague, it might be reasonable to think that the painting is somehow linked to the great epidemic that struck Milan between 1524 and 1529.

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  • TITLE

    The Adoration with Saint Roch
  • AUTHOR

    Gian Pietro Rizzoli detto Giampietrino (1508-1549)
  • DATE

    c. 1523 - 1524
  • TYPE

    Painting
  • TECNIQUE

    Tempera and oil on panel
  • DIMENSIONS

    150 × 120 cm
  • SUBJECT

    Sacred art
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    16th century Lombard painting
  • ROOM

    3

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