Municipal Museum and Crociani Painting Gallery at Montepulciano

The museum presents 180 paintings donated to the city of Montepulciano by the Cathedral Francesco Crociani


The Municipal Museum has been located in the Palazzo Neri Orselli since 1954. The Palazzo dates to the 1300s and since restored. The Museum consists of around 180 paintings from the 14th - 19th centuries which were collected and donated to the city by the Cathedral Francesco Crociani. The gallery includes history paintings, sacred and profane figures, portraits, landscapes, genre scenes, and still lifes. Alongside these the visitor will find important works that came into the collection during the suppression of local convents in the 1800s, a series of Robbiana terracottas from the 1500s and a rich section dedicated to archeology and ceramic materials. The painting collection includes works by artists from the Sienese school (Giovannantonio Bazzi, called Sodoma, Alessandro Casolani, Rutilio Manetti, Deifebo Burbarini); the Florentine school (Giovannantonio Lappoli, Giovanbattista Naldini, Santi di Tito, Giusto Suttermans, Pier Dandini); the Roman school (Giovanni Antonio Galli, called Spadarino); the Emilian school (Prospero Fontana, Agostino Carracci, Cristoforo Munari); and the Flemish school (Jan Miel, Abraham Bloemart.)

Source: Province of Siena

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