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St. George and the Princess and the Hidden Fresco by Gentile da Fabriano

Along the golden thread that binds two extraordinary works

Join a never-before-seen guided tour involving the Tosio Martinengo Picture Gallery and the Palazzo del Broletto and discover the curious connection between the famous painting "Saint George and the Princess" kept inside the city gallery and the precious fresco fragments hidden in the attic of the current Prefecture, evidence of the presence of the master of International Gothic.

Between 1414 and 1419 Gentile da Fabriano in fact produced an extraordinary work in Brescia, commissioned by Pandolfo III Malatesta lord of the city. Significant sums were spent on the execution of this masterpiece, a fresco embellished with large amounts of gold, lapis lazuli and silver, chosen and purchased directly by the artist. The painting, executed at the 15th-century Chapel of St. George or Palatine Chapel of the Broletto, was lost in the course of the palace's architectural remodeling, fueling fantasies and legends over the centuries. In 1985, during a restoration site, fragments of the sky, views of cities with Gothic towers, fortified villages, and green hills resurfaced as evidence of the work done in Brescia by Gentile da Fabriano.

 

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Tickets

€ 12 including guided tour at the Tosio Martinengo Picture Gallery (work "St. George and the Princess") and at the Palazzo del Broletto

Meeting place

Brescia Infopoint - Piazza del Foro 6

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