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Sigismondo Foschi (documentato dal 1520 al 1532)
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Sigismondo Foschi (documentato dal 1520 al 1532),
Madonna col Bambino e i Santi Paolo, Giovanni Battista, Benedetto (?), Sebastiano, Caterina e Apollonia

Sigismondo Foschi, Madonna col Bambino e i SS. Paolo, Giovanni Battista, Benedetto (?), Sebastiano, Caterina e Apollonia
olio su tavola, 1520 – 1532 ca., cm. 173×170 (cornice di cm. 9), dalla chiesa di Santa Maria Foris Portam di Faenza, soppressioni napoleoniche, N. inv. 143

La Madonna di Sigismondo Foschi è ritratta al centro, seduta in trono tenendo fra le braccia il Bambino nudo, che indica Santa Caterina.
Dietro, in piedi, vi sono San Paolo, San Giovanni Battista, San Benedetto (?) e San Sebastiano.

In primo piano, ai piedi della predella del trono sono raffigurate a sinistra Santa Caterina in manto rosso e azzurro e a destra Sant’Apollonia in manto verde e veste violacea.

L’opera provene dall’Ospedale delle Bastarde annesso alla chiesa di Santa Maria Vecchia a Faenza, probabilmente in origine  collocata nella chiesa o nell’Oratorio dell’Istituto.

♦ Biografia dell’artista
← Salone delle Pale d’Altare

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Sigismondo Foschi,
Madonna with Child and Saints Paul, John the Baptist, Benedict (?), Sebastian, Catherine, and Apollonia

Madonna with Child and Saints Paul, John the Baptist, Benedict (?), Sebastian, Catherine, and Apollonia
documented from 1520 to 1532, wood, 173×170 cm + frame 9 cm, Inv. n. 143

The Madonna is portrayed in the centre, seated on a throne while the naked Infant in her arms is pointing at Saint Catherine.

To the right, standing, there are St. Paul, St. John the Baptist, St. Benedict, and St. Sebastian.

In the foreground, at the feet of the step of the throne are St. Catherine in a red and blue cape to the left; St. Apollonia in a green cape and violet gown to the right.

The work comes from the Foundling Hospital annexed to the Church of St. Mary in Faenza, probably originally installed in the church or in the oratory of the institute.

Little is known of Sigismondo Foschi: his dates of birth or death are unknown, and there is reference to him beginning only in 1520, the year during which he was commissioned to paint a panel for the Church of St. Francis in Faenza. Most likely, Foschi was a pupil or in any case a follower of Fra’ Bartolomeo and Andrea del Sarto.

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