OGGIONO, Marco d'
(b. ca. 1467, Milano, d. 1524, Milano)
Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saintsc. 1524
Oil on canvas, transferred from wood, 176 x 148 cm
Museo Diocesano, Milan
This painting is one of the last works of the painter who presumably died of the plague in 1524. It came from the church of San Michele Arcangelo in Besate, near Milan. The composition of the scene, based on a clear, pyramidal structure, derives from Leonardo's models. The represented saints are Jerome, Bernardino of Siena, and John Capistran.