Bernardino Luini - inv. 1577

Titolo: 
Saint Anthony of Padua
Numero di Inventario: 
1577
Tipologia: 
paintings
Collezione: 

Painting

Classe iconografica: 
Religious
Parole chiave soggetto: 
Saint Anthony of Padua
Motivo attribuzione: 
bibliography
Autore, ambito, luogo di produzione: 
Bernardino Luini (c. 1480-1532)
Ambito e luogo di produzione: 
Lombardia
Lombardy
Italy
Pubblicazione: 
Si
Periodo: 
1500
Datazione specifica: 
1510-1512
Libri correlati: 
Data di Ingresso: 
1879
Acquisizione: 
Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli
Tipo di acquisizione: 
bequest
Tipo di collocazione: 
on display
Collocazione: 
Lombard Rooms

Part of a larger composition, this painting shows Saint Anthony of Padua with a lily and a big red book in his hand, standing in front of a gold pilaster and a blue sky partially screened by the branch of an orange tree. It was most probably part of a large altarpiece, of unknown provenance, of which a further three panels have been identified. These depict a martyr saint, previously in W. Leatham's collection in London, a Saint Catherine of Alexandria and a Saint Bernardino of Siena from the parish church of San Carlo a Magadino in Canton Ticino. The predominance of Franciscan saints might indicate that the work was commissioned by that order. In stylistic terms, the Poldi Pezzoli painting is characterised by vivid colouring and by great formal and compositional rigour. It belongs to Bernardino Luini's early phase and can be dated to the years 1510-1512. C.d.C.

AC/DC: 
DC