La famiglia Baldironi tra committenza e imprese figurative: la villa di Lissone e la pala di Federico Panza
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Among the Baldironi family members, family involved in business trade in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth century, abbot Antonio (1628-1689) was one of the most relevant figures, who was been for a few years the agent of the State of Milan Congregation in Madrid. Thanks to him, his nephew Giuseppe (1635-1685) could reach the position of general financial Mayor and so begin the process of ennoblement of the family, shown also by the decoration of the villa own in Lissone. The house, decorated according to the taste of the Lombard notables families, has painting decorations of great value, in particular in some rooms at the ground floor, realized at the times of Giuseppe Baldironi, with the prevalence of a quadratura decoration, to be attributed to Francesco Villa with the help of painters specialized in the genres of battles and landscapes. Another room at the same floor has frescos of the same taste of the previous ones, but realized in a second time, probably wanted by Giuseppe’s son, Francesco, who was also the promoter of the building of the oratory connected to the villa, decorated with an altarpiece by Francesco Panza from Milan, now in the Church of Lissone, in mediocre conservative conditions.
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