Bernardino Licinio was one of a family of artists from Bergamo. They were established in Murano (an island in the Venice lagoon) and in Venice itself.
before 1491? - after 1549
Paintings by Bernardino Licinio
The inscription tells us that this is seventeen-year-old Stefano Nani from Auro painted by Licinio in the year 1528. Auro is a village in the Alps to the north of Brescia in Lombardy, which at the time was ruled by Venice.Stefano is presented as a pensive young man, gazing dreamily into the dista...
The Virgin sits outdoors on a stone parapet, holding the naked Christ Child on her knee. Saint Joseph looks down thoughtfully at the baby’s tiny foot in his hand. The infant Christ clings on to Joseph’s staff and turns to regard us over his shoulder, apparently raising his hand to bless Joseph....
Not on display