Botticelli in the Lombard Collections

For the 500 years anniversary of the death of Sandro Botticelli, the exhibition Botticelli in the Lombard Collections (Poldi Pezzoli Museum, 12 November 2010 - 28 February 2011) gathers works by one of the most famous artists of the Italian Renaissance. 

The Poldi Pezzoli Museum owns two paintings, the Madonna of the Book and the Dead Christ Mourned and an embroidery on a Hood of a Cope, made to a cartoon by the artist. The Portrait of Giuliano de’ Medici, the Story of Virginia and the Vir Dolorum come from the Accademia Carrara in Bergamo and two drawings from the Milanese Biblioteca Ambrosiana. 
A great opportunity to rediscover the art of Botticelli, the evolution of his style and his fortune in the Lombard art collecting of the 19th century.