A proposal for the Monogrammista HIR-TV
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The attribution of a big religious painting to the so-called Monogrammista HIR-TV – i.e. ‘the third Girolamo’ da Treviso, oen confused with the young Giovanni Girolamo Savoldo from Brescia or with the young Girolamo ‘di Tommaso’ da Treviso, active in Bologna from the third decade of the 16th century – o&ers the opportunity to reect on the activity of this painter, characterized by peculiar marks and high-quality painting. The Lamentation kept in Bergamo is related on the one hand to the well-known venetian woodcut depicting Susanna and the Elders. On the other hand it is related to the catalogue of this mysterious artist, who can be considered, with good reasons, an eccentric painter, meaning that artists who tried to overcome the prevailing classicism, during the second decade of the 16th century in Valpadana