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Town Museum "Ala Ponzone"

Room of the 16th Century

Gervasio Gatti (1550 - 1630)


late 16th century - early 17th century


According to several different sources, the painting represented the main altar piece of the Church , Santa Maria in Bethlem, the parish of the painter’s family. Gervasio was inspired by the work of his uncle Bernardino in the Virgin Chapel in San Sigismondo Church and he decided to overturn the composition and represent the archangel Gabriel while he is still flying. Moreover, the scene is included in a well-characterized context, in line with the best tradition of Cremonese painting of that period.

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