Arts & Culture

Saint Alexander

Girolamo Romaninoabout 1524

The National Gallery, London
The National Gallery, London

This is one of the panels of the high altarpiece of the church of S. Alessandro, Brescia. It depicts Saint Alessandro himself, who is included as the patron saint of the church. This painting was placed on the left hand side of the central panel, which depicts the Nativity. His position, at the right hand of the Holy Family, puts him in the place of honour.

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  • Titel: Saint Alexander
  • Maker: Girolamo Romanino
  • Aanmaakdatum: about 1524
  • School: Italian
  • More Info: More Artist Information, Related Group
  • Inventory number: NG297.2
  • Fysieke afmetingen: w642 x h1595 cm
  • Artist Biography: Romanino was the leading painter, with Moretto, of Brescia in the first half of the 16th century. His style differs from Moretto's in the heightened expressiveness of the figures and landscape. This is due to the impact of Dürer and German art. Like Lotto, Romanino was active as a painter of frescoes and altarpieces – and occasional portraits – over a wide area of northern Italy, including Padua, Cremona and Trento. Brescia remained his chief place of residence and he became a municipal councillor there in 1559. His son-in-law was the painter Lattanzio Gambara, with whom he collaborated. The influence of Giorgione and Titian is apparent in Romanino's handling of paint, and in his treatment of subjects.
  • Acquisition Credit: Bought, 1857
  • Type: Painting
  • Externe link: The National Gallery, London
  • Materiaal: Oil on wood

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