Filippo Abbiati

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Filippo Abbiati, The Solemn Entrance of Charles Borromeo in Milan, from the Quadroni of St. Charles, Milan Cathedral

Filippo Abbiati (1640 in Milan–1715 in Milan) was an Italian painter of the Baroque period, active in Lombardy and Turin, together with Andrea Lanzani and Stefano Maria Legnani, he was one of the most important Milanese mannerist painters in the Lombardian School. Born in Milan, he was a pupil of the painter Antonio Busca. Alessandro Magnasco was one of his pupils[1] along with Pietro Maggi and Giuseppe Rivola. Ticozzi claims he trained, along with Federigo Bianchi, with Carlo Francesco Nuvolone. Along with Bianchi, he painted the cupola of Sant'Alessandro Martire in Milan. Abbiati also painted a St. John preaching in the Wilderness for a church in Saronno.[2]

Works[edit]

  • The Solemn Entrance of Charles Borromeo in Milan (1670-80), from the Quadroni of St. Charles, Milan Cathedral
  • Portrait of Filippo Pirogalli (around 1677), Milan, Ospedale Maggiore
  • The Birth of Mary (around 1680), Santa Maria dei Miracoli Basilica, Morbio Inferiore, Switzerland
  • Apparition of the Virgin (1683-85), musée Calvet, Avignon, oil on canvas, 55 × 66cm
  • Self-Portrait, Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan
  • History of Saint Andrea of Avellino, Sant'Antonio Abate, Milan
  • L'apparizione della Vergine a papa Onorio III, Santa Maria del Carmine Church, Pavia
  • S. Siro davanti al Pontefice, Pavia Cathedral
  • David, Moses, Saint Augustine, Pavia
  • St. John Preaching in the Wilderness, a church in Saronno

His other works are today at the Pinacoteca Carrara in Bergamo and the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ULAN entry
  2. ^ Bryan, Michael (1886). Robert Edmund Graves, ed. Dictionary of Painters and Engravers, Biographical and Critical (Volume I A-K). York St. #4, Covent Garden, London; Original from Fogg Library, Digitized May 18, 2007: George Bell and Sons. pp. page 2. 

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