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Marco d'Oggiono

Oggiono Painting - Madonna And Child by Marco d'Oggiono

Madonna And Child

Oggiono Painting - Madonna And Child Before A Landscape by Marco d'Oggiono

Madonna And Child Before A Landscape

 Painting - Portrait Of Francesco Di Bartolomeo Archinto by Marco d'Oggiono

Portrait Of Francesco Di Bartolomeo Archinto

The Three Archangels

The Holy Family

Resurrection of Christ with Sts Leonardo and Lucy

Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saints

Marco d'Oggiono (c. 1470 – c. 1549) was an Italian Renaissance painter and a chief pupil of Leonardo da Vinci, many of whose works he copied.
Figure of Marco d'Oggiono at the pedestal of Leonardo da Vinci monument. Milan, Piazza della Scala. Sculptor Pietro Magni

Biography and works

He was born at Oggiono near Milan. Of the details of his life, we know almost nothing — not even the date of his important series of frescoes painted for the church of Santa Maria della Pace in Milan. He died probably in Milan. Luigi Lanzi gave 1530 as the date of his death, but various writers in Milan say it took place in 1540, and now the best accepted date is 1549.

He was a hard-working artist, but his paintings are wanting in vivacity of feeling and purity of drawing, while, in his composition, it has been well said that "intensity of color does duty for intensity of sentiment." He copied Leonardo's Last Supper repeatedly, and one of his best copies is in the possession of the Royal Academy of Arts.

His two most notable pictures — one in the Pinacoteca di Brera (representing St. Michael), and the other in the private gallery of the Bonomi family (representing the Madonna) — are signed with his name in Latin, "Marcus".

His other works can be seen at Berlin, Paris, St. Petersburg and Turin, the one in Russia being a clever copy of the Last Supper by Leonardo. He cannot be regarded as an important artist, or even a very good copyist, but in his pictures the sky and mountains and the distant landscapes are always worthy of consideration, and in these we probably get the painter's best original work.


This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Marco D'Oggione". Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company.
Marco D'Oggione at New Advent
Leonardo da Vinci, Master Draftsman, exhibition catalog fully online as PDF from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which contains material on Marco d'Oggiono (see index)

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