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Alessandro Maganza

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Alessandro Maganza (1556–1630) was an Italian painter of the Mannerist style, born and active in Vicenza, as well as in Venice.

He likely trained with his father, Giovanni Battista Maganza, also a painter;[1] as well as by Giovanni Antonio Fasolo. He is said to have spent the years 1572–1576 in Venice. His first documented work, Virgin and Child with Four Evangelists (1580) was painted for the monastery built around the basilica and sanctuary of Monte Berico in Vicenza. Maganza also frescoed the inner cupola of Palladio’s famous Villa Rotonda located near Vicenza, with allegorical figures in colour, again recalling the Paolo Veronese; he also executed large ceiling canvases in tempera for the South and West rooms. His style is described as derivative of Palma il Giovane derivative. He had three sons who became painters: Giovanni Battista the younger, Marcantonio, and Girolamo.


  • Works 1
    • Vicenza 1.1
    • Padua 1.2
  • Other 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5



  • Madonna con il Bambino e i quattro evangelisti, 1580, Vicenza, Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico
  • Santi Vincenzo e Marco che presentano la città di Vicenza alla Vergine, 1581, Vicenza Cathedral
  • Adorazione dei magi (Adoration of the Magi), 1582, Thiene, private collection of Porto Colleoni
  • San Valentino risana gli infermi, 1584-1585, Vicenza, Basilica dei Santi Felice e Fortunato
  • Pietà e santi, 1585, Vicenza, Santa Croce church
  • Sei tele per la cappella del Santissimo Sacramento, 1587-1589, Vicenza Cathedral:
    • Ultima Cena
    • Orazione nell'orto
    • Flagellazione
    • L'imperatore concede i privilegi ai notai, Milano, Pinacoteca di Brera
    • Il doge conferma i privilegi ai notai, Milano, Pinacoteca di Brera
  • Orazione nell'orto, late 1500s, Vicenza, Palazzo Chiericati
  • Flagellazione, late 1500s, Vicenza, Palazzo Chiericati
  • Battesimo di Cristo, 1591, Vicenza, Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico
  • San Gerolamo Emiliani con alcuni bimbi di fronte a Cristo e alla Madonna, 1592, Vicenza, Chiesa della Misericordia
  • Cristo dona le corone ai santi Pietro e Paolo, 1596, Vicenza, San Pietro church
  • Martirio di santa Giustina (Martyr of Saint Justine), 1596, Vicenza, San Pietro church
  • San Benedetto accoglie san Mauro, 1596, Vicenza, San Pietro church
  • San Bonaventura riceve l'eucaristia da un angelo (St. Bonaventure Giving the Eucharist to an Angel), 1598, Vicenza, Palazzo Chiericati
  • Pietà, 1600, Vicenza, Chiesa di San Pietro
  • Cristo morto e donatori, 1600, Schio, Chiesa di San Francesco
  • Trinità adorata dai santi Alessandro e Gennaro vescovo, 1600 circa, San Vito di Leguzzano, parish church
  • Tredici teleri per il soffitto della Chiesa di San Domenico, 1603-1604, Vicenza, San Domenico church
  • Madonna del Rosario (Our Lady of Rosary), tra il 1604 e il 1608, Barbarano Vicentino, parish church
  • Natività, 1605, Vicenza, Chiesa dei Filippini
  • Sei piccoli riquadri per l'antico tabernacolo della cappella del Sacramento della Cattedrale, 1606, Vicenza, Curia vescovile:
    • Cristo Risorto
    • Fede (Faith)
    • Speranza (Hope)
    • Temperanza (Temperance)
    • Carità (Charity)
    • Padre Eterno
  • Allegorie della Religione e delle Virtù (Allegory of Religion and the Virtue), datazione incerta, Vicenza, Villa Almerico Capra
  • San Vincenzo (Saint Vincent), 1613, Thiene, San Vincenzo church
  • Trionfo di Sebastiano Venier vincitore dei Turchi (Triumph of Sebastian Venier's Victory Over the Turks), 1619, Vicenza, Santa Corona church
  • Martirio di sant'Andrea (Martyr of Saint Andrew), Vicenza, San Pietro church
  • Martirio dei santi Leonzio e Carpoforo (Martyr of Saints Leontius and Carpophore), Vicenza Cathedral


  • Trasfigurazione, Padova, San Benedetto Vecchio
  • Adorazione dei Magi (Adoration of the Magi), Padova, San Gaetano Church
  • Disputa tra i dottori, Padova, San Gaetano church
  • Pietà, Padova, San Gaetano church
  • Santa Caterina (Saint Catherine), Padova, San Gaetano church
  • Gesù salva Pietro e gli Apostoli, attribuita, Padova, San Gaetano church


  • Portrait of Maddalena Campiglia, Musei civici di Vicenza

See also


  1. ^ Tempesti, Anna (1991). The Robert Lehman Collection Volume 5: Italian Fifteenth- to Seventeenth-Century Drawings. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art. p. 329.  
  • Grove Dictionary of Art
  • Freedberg, Sydney J. (1993). Pelican History of Art, ed. Painting in Italy, 1500–1600. Penguin Books Ltd. p. 565. 

External links

  • Works by or about Alessandro Maganza in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
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