The Assumption of the Virgin

Bergognone (Ambrogio di Stefano da Fossano) Italian

Not on view

A successful and popular painter of altarpieces, Bergognone worked for major churches throughout Lombardy, including the Incoronata in Lodi and the Certosa of Pavia. This picture, which dates from the early sixteenth century, formed the center panel of a large polyptych. Its delicacy is typical of his work.

The metal stars on the Virgin's dress are probably later additions.

The Assumption of the Virgin, Bergognone (Ambrogio di Stefano da Fossano) (Italian, Milan ca. 1453–1523 Milan), Oil and gold on wood

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