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The art gallery of Tosio Martinengo: photos, description (Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo)

The art gallery of Tosio Martinengo, known as the Pinacoteca, located in Palazzo Martinengo da Barco, in Piazza Moretto in Brescia. The gallery was established in 1908 year by combining two earlier collections, legacies of count Paolo Tosio and count Francesco Martinengo Leopardo. These collections were later added other acquisitions purchased by the gallery or bequeathed to her, as well as works of art from secularized churches and demolished old buildings.

In 25 exhibition halls houses a collection of works Dating from the 13th to 18th centuries, where you can see masterpieces that created the international fame of Brescia school of painting. It is here exhibited incomparable paintings of Raffaello Sanzio and Lorenzo Lotto. There are numerous works of Vincenzo Foppa, the leading Lombard painter of the 15th century, and the creations of masters of Brescia Renaissance, Savoldo, Romanino and Moretto.

Portraiture of the 16th century is represented with works by Tintoretto and Sofonisba of Anguissola. In the collection of the 17th-18th centuries, also exhibits paintings of some prominent artists from other regions, for example, Andrea Celesti and Palma the younger. Deserve the attention of Brescia realists Antonio Ciprandi and Giacomo Ceruti known as Pitocchetto.

We can not ignore and a collection of graphic art in the 18th century began to collect the cardinal Angelo Maria Querini and which was greatly expanded in subsequent centuries. The most important part consists of about three thousand works which illustrate the development of print production through various techniques of engraving, etching, woodcuts and lithographs from the 15th century until the present day. Here are exhibited early specimens of German engraving work of Martin Schongauer and the almost complete collection of works by Albrecht Durer. Presented by the Italian masters Parmigianino, Annibale and Ludovico Carracci, and Dutch - creations Luca di Leyda and famous masterpieces of Rembrandt. Other painters whose work can be seen in the Pinacoteca Martinengo, Toshio, - Guido Reni, Canaletto, Tiepolo, Piranesi, Morandi.