Madonna with Child

Bartolomeo MontagnaBetween 1480 and 1490

Sforzesco Castle

Sforzesco Castle
Milan, Italy

The panel belongs to the series of Madonnas with Child painted by Montagna between 1480 and 1480.The cloth quich separates the sacred characters from the urban landscape, gives an intimate atmosphere to the painting, thus mitigating the rigour of the composition.
The contrast between the slender figure of the Madonna and the robust one of the Child, with a solid volume and a strong perspective foreshortening, is also skillfully rendered.


  • Title: Madonna with Child
  • Creator: Bartolomeo Cincani, known as Montagna
  • Date Created: Between 1480 and 1490
  • Location: Castello Sforzesco, Pinacoteca, Milan
  • Physical Dimensions: 64 x 53 cm
  • Provenance: Purchase from Luigi Alberico Trivulzio, 1935
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Comune di Milano - Civiche Raccolte Artistiche, Castello Sforzesco, Milano
  • External Link: https://pinacoteca.milanocastello.it/
  • Medium: Oil on painting
  • Art Genre: Sacred art
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Original title: Madonna con il Bambino
  • Artist Nationality: Italian
  • Artist Death Place: Vicenza
  • Artist Death Date: 1523
  • Artist Birth Place: Orzinuovi (?), Brescia
  • Artist Birth Date: 1449 approx.

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