Madonna with Child and Young Saint John

Alessandro Casolanoca. 1570 - ca. 1590

Fondazione Musei Senesi

Fondazione Musei Senesi
Siena, Italy

The painting, recently acquisited by the local Municipality in order to reconstruct a significant corpus the a painter who was born in Casole d'Elsa itself, shows how the hints of Domenico Beccafumi, the master of Sienese Mannerism, could be joined with the gentle, courtly style of the Raphael-esque painters like Perin del Vaga and Marco Pino.


  • Title: Madonna with Child and Young Saint John
  • Creator Lifespan: 1552-1553 - 1607
  • Creator Nationality: Italian
  • Creator Gender: male
  • Creator Death Place: Siena
  • Creator Birth Place: Mensano (Casole d'Elsa)
  • Date Created: ca. 1570 - ca. 1590
  • Physical Location: Casole d'Elsa, Archaeological and Civic Museum and Collegiate Church, Province of Siena
  • painter: Alessandro Casolani
  • Place Part Of: Province of Siena
  • Artist Biography: Alessandro Casolani is considered one of the most important Sienese artist between the XVIth and XVIIth century. He was a pupil of Ventura Salimbeni, who held the greater commissions in Siena at those times; he was deeply influenced by the colouristic effects of Federco Barocci. As a very appreciated mannerist artisti, he worked in Genoa, Naples, Pavia and Pisa but especially in Siena, where he attended the cultural academy by Ippolito Agostini. His son, Ilario, became an artist as well.
  • Type: oil on wood
  • Rights: Comune di Casole d'Elsa; Fondazione Musei Senesi, Fondazione Musei Senesi
  • External Link: Fondazione Musei Senesi

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