The Adoration with Saint Roch

Giampietrino (Gian Pietro Rizzoli)c. 1523 - 1524

Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana

Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana
Milano, Italy

This Leonardesque panel comes from the church of San Sepolcro, which is now an integral part of the Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana. Putti musicians cheer the Infant Jesus and Saint Roch joins in the adoration of the Child. The saint is identified by his pilgrim staff and cape, by the wound on his leg caused by the plague, and by the dog with the loaf. Since the saint was particularly invoked during times of plague, it might be reasonable to think that the painting is somehow linked to the great epidemic that struck Milan between 1524 and 1529.


  • Title: The Adoration with Saint Roch
  • Creator: Giampietrino (Gian Pietro Rizzoli)
  • Date Created: c. 1523 - 1524
  • Physical Dimensions: 150 x 120 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Tempera and oil
  • Art Genre: Sacred art
  • Art Movement: 16th century Lombard Painting
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Support: Panel
  • Depicted Topic: Madonna, Child, Saint Joseph, playing angels, Saint Roch, Pilgrim, dog, plague, flight to Egypt, landscape

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