BONINO DA CAMPIONE
(active 1350-1390 in Lombardy)

Tomb of Regina della Scala

1384
Marble
Castello Sforzesco, Milan

Works attributed to Bonino include the tomb of Bishop Balduino Lambertini (d 1349) in the old cathedral at Brescia; parts of the restored mausoleum of Stefano and Valentina Visconti (1359; Sant'Eustorgio, Milan); the frontal of the sarcophagus of Protaso Camaini (Sant'Eustorgio, Milan); and probably the tomb of Regina della Scala (1384; Castello Sforzesco, Milan).

Beatrice Regina della Scala (1331-1384) was Lady of Milan by marriage to Bernabò Visconti, Lord of Milan, and politically active as the adviser of her spouse. She was the youngest child and only daughter of Mastino II della Scala and Taddea da Carrara. Bernabò and Beatrice Regina had at least between 15 documented children. She gave her name to the church of Santa Maria alla Scala in Milan, and by extension, the La Scala opera house (Teatro alla Scala) which was built on the same site four hundred years later.