Bernardo Zenale: St John Rediscovered

  • Milan

    Bernardo Zenale: St John Rediscovered

    24 November 2021 - 28 January 2022

Dedicated to art historian Giovanni Romano (1939–2020), Marco Voena’s latest exhibition explores the vibrant artistic scene in Lombardy and Piemonte during the early Renaissance. The centrepiece of the exhibition is a recently rediscovered altarpiece by Bernardo Zenale of Saint John the Baptist, which had spent the past hundred years in a Benedictine monastery in Somerset. Curated by Stefania Buganza, the exhibition traces the altarpiece’s history, uniting two other works by Zenale as well as paintings of scenes from the life of Christ by his contemporaries, including Sperandio Cagnoli, the Master of the Cernuschi Pentecost and Martino Piazza da Lodi.


We would like to thank PKB Privatbank and Cassa Lombarda for their support.


Opening hours: 10am–7pm Monday–Friday, Saturdays by appointment


Bernardo Zenale
Treviglio c. 1464–1526 Milan
St John the Baptist, Standing Full Length in a Landscape, c. 1508 / 1510
Oil on panel
152.4 x 86.4 cm (60 x 34 in.)