About the artist
Born in Brescia circa 1498, Alessandro Bonvicino, widely known as Il Moretto da Brescia or Moretto, was a prominent Italian Renaissance artist. His craft was recognised as early as 1516, with his notable works dating between 1524-1554. His tranquil altarpieces, mainly executed on canvas and occasionally large wooden panels, adorned churches in Brescia, Bergamo, Milan, Verona, and Asola. Few of his sketches remain, including a woman's penciled portrait from Chatsworth House's Devonshire Collection.