Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo

Coordinates: 45°32′5″N 10°13′34″E / 45.53472°N 10.22611°E / 45.53472; 10.22611

The Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo is a public art museum in Brescia, Lombardy.

Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo
Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo facciata Piazza Moretto Brescia.jpg
Established1851
LocationPiazza Moretto 1, 25121 Brescia – Italy
DirectorStefano Karadjov
WebsitePinacoteca Tosio Martinengo

Established in 1851, the museum exhibits mainly paintings by local artists dated from the Thirteenth through the Eighteenth century.[1] The museum's current collection includes over 800 works of painting and sculpture, displayed in 21 galleries.[2]

The museum reopened on 17 March 2018 after a major nine-year-long renovation project.

HistoryEdit

The gallery opened in 1851 in the central Palazzo Tosio, endowed in 1832 with the collection of Count Paolo Tosio and further enriched by donations and gathering of items from local religious buildings.

In 1884, the Count Leopardo Martinengo da Barco added to the painting collection and endowed a library and collections of scientific artifacts to display in his palace.

MuseumEdit

The current collection of the museum includes works by Vincenzo Foppa, Ferramola, Paolo Veneziano, Andrea Solari, Francesco Francia, Lorenzo Lotto, Luca Mombello and Lattanzio Gambara.

Collection highlightsEdit

PaintingsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ La Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo
  2. ^ Archived 10 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine, Italy. (in Italian)

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