A very rare embroidery designed by Botticelli is to be found in the collection at Museo Poldi-Pezzoli. It is one of the very few museums to have it's entire collection published in a series of specialized volumes.
The Museo Poldi Pezzoli is an art museum in Milan, Italy.
The museum was originated in the 19th century as private collection of Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli and his mother, Rosa Trivulzio, of the family of the condottiero Gian Giacomo Trivulzio, and has a particularly broad collection of Northern Italian and (for Italy) Netherlandish/Flemish artists.
It was begun in the 1800s as a private collection by Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli in his private residence.
Poldi Pezzoli was particularly interested in Northern Italian and Flemish artists, and he began to build a personal collection within certain rooms of the home he shared with his mother, dedicating certain rooms to certain periods, such as Renaissance, Rococo, Baroque, and the like.
The museum slowly grew, taking over more and more of the house, and after it was opened to the public in the 1880s for the Milan National Exhibition, it became the standard for private collectors and house museums in Europe.