Bernardino Lanino - inv. 1615

Titolo: 
Virgin Nursing the Child with Two Angels
Numero di Inventario: 
1615
Tipologia: 
paintings
Collezione: 

Painting

Classe iconografica: 
Religious
Parole chiave soggetto: 
The Virgin and the Child
angels
Motivo attribuzione: 
bibliography
Autore, ambito, luogo di produzione: 
Bernardino Lanino (c. 1512-1583)
Ambito e luogo di produzione: 
Vercelli
Piemonte
Italy
Pubblicazione: 
Si
Periodo: 
1525
Datazione specifica: 
1550 c.
Libri correlati: 
Data di Ingresso: 
1890
Tipo di acquisizione: 
acquisition
Tipo di collocazione: 
on display
Collocazione: 
Lombard Rooms

The panel is not in good condition. The Virgin is holding the Child in her arms as she sits in the centre against a dark background. Jesus turns to look at the observer while he grasps his mother’s breast. Two smaller angels flank the holy group.
The Virgin’s features, the gentle yet sad glance, and her hairstyle are typical of Bernardino Lanino from Vercelli, a pupil and follower of Gaudenzio Ferrari. The iconography has been inspired by Leonardo’s Madonna Litta, and the work was certainly for a domestic altar. The slightly lesser quality of the painting compared to other works by Lanino has led to think that it might be by his follower and collaborator, Boniforte Oldoni.

L.G.

AC/DC: 
DC