Saint Ursula, a Breton princess martyred with her
entourage of Virgins by Attila’s Huns, was particularly venerated in Brescia in
the 1530s. Moretto was commissioned to paint this subject for two churches in
Brescia: the altarpiece of St. Clement is still in its original location, while
that of St. Mary Magdalene is today in the Pinacoteca del Castello.


  • Title: Saint Ursula and her companions
  • Creator: Alessandro Bonvicino,  known as Moretto
  • Date Created: 1537
  • Location: Castello Sforzesco, Pinacoteca, Milan
  • Physical Dimensions: 210 x 141 cm
  • Provenance: Deposit from the Istituti Ospedalieri, 1903
  • Type: Painting
  • 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 Movement: Renaissance
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Original title: Sant’Orsola e le compagne
  • Artist Nationality: Italian
  • Artist Death Date: 1554
  • Artist Birth Place: Brescia
  • Artist Birth Date: 1498

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