Restoration in the Cupola Gallery

Restoration in the Cupola Gallery

The sixteenth century altarpiece depicting a Crucifixion with St. John the Baptist and St. Alexander has been removed from the Cupola Gallery for an important restoration. The restoration will take about four months. The cleaning is revealing a bright range of...
S. Francis (inv. 987)

S. Francis (inv. 987)

The panel with S. Francis, together with the panel of S. John the Baptist, once made up the left side of the polyptych executed by Bernardo Zenale for the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception in the church of S. Francis in Cantù. Both panels belong to the...
The Globe of the Earth and the Globe of the Heavens

The Globe of the Earth and the Globe of the Heavens

ITALIAN, FLORENTINE OR ROMAN WORKSHOP GLOBE OF THE HEAVENS, GLOBE OF THE EARTH 1579 Once barely legible because blackened and in precarious condition, the celestial globe-together with its companion, a terrestrial globe-recently was restored by Carlotta Beccaria,...
Tablecloth with heraldic parrots (inv. 1049)

Tablecloth with heraldic parrots (inv. 1049)

MILANESE WORKSHOP SILK AND GOLD THREAD WITH METALLIC THREAD BORDER LAST QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY The tablecloth for the game table in the Room of the Valtellinese Stove is of complex manufacture in silk, silver thread and gilded metallic thread. Before the...
Mercury and his Children (inv. 1102)

Mercury and his Children (inv. 1102)

MANUFACTURED IN OUDENNARDE (FLANDERS) SILK AND WOOL WITH GOLD THREADS ADDED TO THE SURFACE MIDDLE OF THE 16TH CENTURY The two Flemish tapestries of the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum called Mercury and his Children and The Sun and his Children, might be the extant portion...
Leather Parade Shield (inv. 940)

Leather Parade Shield (inv. 940)

ITALY INCISED AND EMBOSSED LEATHER THIRD QUARTER OF THE XVI CENTURY As is the case with a majority of known Renaissance leather parade shields, the one belonging to the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum is characterized by a composition dominated by a large central field...
Nativity with Sts. Rocco and Sebastian (inv. 1000)

Nativity with Sts. Rocco and Sebastian (inv. 1000)

The Nativity of the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum is a witness to the profound devotion felt for the saints Sebastian and Rocco, depicted on the lefthand side of the panel, in the act of adoring the Christ Child. The painting, in all probability, was done for the Oratory...
Footed glass low bowl (inv. 513)

Footed glass low bowl (inv. 513)

Murano workmanship, transparent glass with 12 ribs, evidences gilding, enamel work and blue glass. The bowl fell and broke into 180 pieces, and was accurately restored by Elena Agnini. Today, it is displayed in the Dining Room just as the brothers Fausto and Giuseppe...
Cyrus, King of the Persians (inv. 1405)

Cyrus, King of the Persians (inv. 1405)

FLANDERS ca. 1570-1580 Cartoons based on drawings by Michiel Coxcie, ca. 1555 The Book of Ezra (1:1-11) in the Old Testament narrates the story of Cyrus, who promulgated a decree sending the Jews, slaves in Babylon, back to Jerusalem only a year after coming to the...

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