Portrait of Bartolomeo Colleoni

Giovanni Battista MoroniBetween 1566 and 1569

Sforzesco Castle

Sforzesco Castle
Milan, Italy

  painting is a typical example of a commemorative portrait, linked to the
  celebration of family or public glories. The
  painter follows the fifteenth-century iconographic model, with a medal-like
  outline of a perfect profile, but adds a force of expression and naturalness
  new to this type of portrait.
  And the
  lapidary inscription underlines the historical value of the painting.


  • Title: Portrait of Bartolomeo Colleoni
  • Creator: Giovan Battista Moroni
  • Date Created: Between 1566 and 1569
  • Location: Castello Sforzesco, Pinacoteca, Milan
  • Physical Dimensions: 62 x 50 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 canvas
  • Art Genre: Portrait
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Original title: Ritratto di Bartolomeo Colleoni
  • Artist Nationality: Italian
  • Artist Death Place: Bergamo
  • Artist Death Date: 1578
  • Artist Birth Place: Albina, Bergamo
  • Artist Birth Date: 1520 approx.

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