Burning of the Philosophers

Carlo PredaAfter 1964

Sforzesco Castle

Sforzesco Castle
Milan, Italy

  of the painting’s size and the careful application of paint, it is thought to
  be an original replica from the cycle created by the artist for the church of
  Santa Caterina di Brera, in Milan, which comprised at least four altarpieces.
  Burning of the Philosophers was one of the original works
  that has not come to light till today. It also narrated one of the important
  events in the life of the saint and Princess of Alexandria.
  She witnessed the martyrdom of fifty Alexandrian philosophers whom
  she herself had converted to Christianity.


  • Title: Burning of the Philosophers
  • Creator: Carlo Preda
  • Date Created: After 1964
  • Location: Castello Sforzesco, Pinacoteca, Milan
  • Physical Dimensions: 98 x 60 cm
  • Provenance: Purchase 1988
  • Type: Dipinto
  • Rights: Comune di Milano - Civiche Raccolte Artistiche, Castello Sforzesco, Milano
  • External Link: https://pinacoteca.milanocastello.it/
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Art Genre: Sacred art
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Original title: Il rogo dei filosofi
  • Artist Nationality: Italian
  • Artist Death Date: 1729
  • Artist Birth Place: Milan
  • Artist Birth Date: 1651/1652

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