The Blessing Christ

Lombard painter1510 approx.

Sforzesco Castle

Sforzesco Castle
Milan, Italy

In this panel we find elements taken from the "Salvador Mundi" by Antonello da Messina (London, National Gallery), such as the marble parapet and the dark background.
The artist who executed the painting had without doubt an in-depth knowledge of Dürer's art, as evidenced by the subtle graphic style in the rendering of hair and the clarity of the surfaces. The refined colouring of the tunic, on the other hand, with beautiful iridescent reflections, refers to Lombard culture, thought to be that of the author of this work.

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  • Title: The Blessing Christ
  • Creator: Lombard painter
  • Date Created: 1510 approx.
  • Location: Castello Sforzesco, Pinacoteca, Milan
  • Physical Dimensions: 50,5 x 39,5 cm
  • Provenance: Malachia de Cristoforis inheritance 1876
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Comune di Milano - Civiche Raccolte Artistiche, Castello Sforzesco, Milano
  • External Link: https://pinacoteca.milanocastello.it/
  • Medium: Oil on panel
  • Art Genre: Sacred art
  • Art Movement: Renaissance
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Original title: Cristo benedicente