He lent the deceased Jesus Christ and the Saint Joseph of Aremathea his facial features. His brother Bernabò Visconti (2) was depicted as his favourite Saint, Saint Benedict of Nursia, his brother Galeazzo II. Visconti (3) as Saint John the Evangelist, his uncle Giovanni (4), Archbishop of Milan, als Saint Remigius of Reims and Saint Nicodemus, his mother Valentina Doria (5) as the Virgin and his already in 1354 deceased wife Gigliola Gonzaga (8) as Saint Mary Magdalen. Additionally we find on this altarpiece his legitimate daughter Caterina (6) and his illegitimate daughter Andreola (7), who prayed as a Benedictine nun for the salvation of the souls of all family members of the Visconti.
Die Sforza I: Bianca Maria Visconti – Die Stammmutter der Sforza
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