The Trivulzio Tapestries


The highlight of the Balla Room is an extraordinary cycle of tapestries representing the twelve months of the year.


Commissioned by Gian Giacomo Trivulzio, nominated Marshall of France and Governor General of Lombardy by the French authorities in 1499, the cycle was designed by Bartolomeo Suardi, better known as il Bramantino (before 1480 after 1530) and woven in Vigevano by Benedetto da Milano and his assistants.
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