The room contains some artworks of the 16th century from Lombardy, Veneto and Cremona. There are also some Flemish artworks, parts of some ancient collections.
Starting from the third decade of the century it was developed in Cremona a special kind of mannerism: the different trends of the Cathedral painting projects were mixed with the influences of Correggio on Bernardino Gatti (called “the Soiaro”) and with the Parmigianino’s stylistic virtuosity of Camillo Boccaccino or of the young Bernardino Campi.
In the room are exhibited some artworks made by different Cremona painters who worked in the second half of the 16th century. They are mainly altarpieces coming from old and demolished churches in Cremona.