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The Visconti

Giangaleazzo Visconti

The Wedding of Gian Galeazzo Visconti and his cousin Caterina Visconti

Here they are depicted as Saint Anna and Saint Joachim – Gian Galeazzo's son Azzone (right) and his daughter Valentina (left) were witnesses of this ceremony


 

Gian Galeazzo Visconti lays the corner stone for the Certosa in Pavia;

directly behind him are his sons Giovanni Maria (left) and Filippo Maria (right), which is historically incorrect: in 1396 his 11-year-old illegitimate son Gabriele Maria and his eight-year-old legitimate son Giovanni Maria were present, his four-year-old legitimate son Filippo Maria was not


 

Gian Galeazzo Visconti as Saint Mary with his father as the Child Jesus Christ

Gian Galeazzo is also depicted on the left with the Milanese flag and his father (right) as the founder of the castle of Pavia.


 

Gian Galeazzo Visconti as Saint Martin


 

Gian Galeazzo Visconti as Saint Gregory


 

Gian Galeazzo Visconti as the founder of the Certosa in Pavia

Have a look at his robe, which is decorated with one of the most important symbols of the Visconti, the radiant sun!


 

Gian Galeazzo Visconti


 

Gian Galeazzo Visconti with his sons Giovanni Maria and Filippo Maria


 

Gian Galeazzo Visconti


 

Gian Galeazzo Visconti


 

Gian Galeazzo Visconti as Jesus Christus, c. 1380-1385


 

Gian Galeazzo Visconti (top, in the middle) and his descendents, his younger son Filippo Maria (the middle row, left) and his elder son Giovanni Maria (the middle row, right) and his great-grandchild Lodovico il Moro Sforza, his great-great-grandchild Gian Galeazzo II. Maria Sforza, his great-grandchild Galeazzo Maria Sforza and the husband of his granddaughter Bianca Maria Visconti, Francesco Sforza (bottom row from left to right)